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Hospital stay handbook : a guide to becoming a patient advocate for your loved o
Buck, Jari Holland
Adult Nonfiction R727.45 .B83 2007

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ContentsPage
Foreword
A Doctor's Perspective on Advocacy: A View from Above the Bedp. xi
A Patient's Perspective on Advocacy: A View from the Bedp. xiii
An Advocate's Perspective on Advocacy: A View from the Bedsidep. xvii
Read Me First, Read Me Often: How to Use This Bookp. xxv
Our Story: One Day, After Lunchp. 1
14 Key Recommendations
Recommendation 1 - Take Care of Yourselfp. 17
Checklist A - Taking Care of Mep. 26
Recommendation 2 - Choose Your Hospital with Awarenessp. 29
Checklist B - Gathering Information From/About Your Doctorp. 40
Checklist C - Gathering Information About Your Hospitalp. 41
Checklist D - Hospital Evaluationp. 43
Recommendation 3 - Pick the Days of Your Stay Carefullyp. 47
Recommendation 4 - Take Legal Steps to Ensure the Patient's Wishes Are Honoredp. 53
Checklist E - Preparing Legal Documentsp. 60
Recommendation 5 - Read and Use the Patient Advocacy Statementp. 61
Recommendation 6 - Assume Your Loved One Can Hear Everything, so Speak in the Positivep. 73
Recommendation 7 - Educate Yourselfp. 77
Recommendation 8 - Ask About Every Medication, Injection, and IV Solutionp. 81
Recommendation 9 - Understand Every Procedure Used or Denied in Treatmentp. 89
Checklist F - Procedure Preparationp. 97
Recommendation 10 - Keep Track of All Supplies and Services, Warranted and Unwarrantedp. 99
Recommendation 11 - Arrange for 24/7 Coveragep. 101
Care Team Notebookp. 105
Recommendation 12 - Prayp. 115
Recommendation 13 - Surrenderp. 119
Recommendation 14 - Take Care of Yourselfp. 123
For a Deeper Understanding
Lessons in Advocacyp. 131
Lessons in Caregivingp. 157
Lessons in Money Mattersp. 165
Afterword: Life and Spirit: The Next Six Yearsp. 173
Acknowledgmentsp. 183
Appendix A - Patient Formsp. 187
Sample Durable Medical Power of Attorney Formp. 188
Sample Living Will Formp. 189
Sample Out-Of-Hospital "Do Not Resuscitate" Orderp. 190
Instructions for First Responders/EMSp. 191
Sample Anatomical Gifts Formp. 192
Sample Power of Attorney Formp. 193
Sample HIPAA Waiverp. 194
Appendix B - Hospital Formsp. 195
Sample Patient Advocacy Statementp. 196
Sample Medical Information and Privacy Statementp. 200
Resourcesp. 211
Indexp. 229


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