Life After the Diagnosis: Expert Advice on Living Well with Serious Illness for Patients and Caregivers (Paperback)

Expert Advice on Living Well with Serious Illness for Patients and Caregivers

By Steven Pantilat

Da Capo Lifelong Books, 9780738219387, 368pp.

Publication Date: February 14, 2017

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Description

For a time of growing concern about living well with serious illness and getting the best possible end-of-life care, Life After the Diagnosis delivers a compassionate and sensitive guide for patients, families, and caregivers.

In Life After the Diagnosis, Dr. Steven Z. Pantilat, a renowned international expert in palliative care, shares innovative approaches for dealing with serious illness, outlines the steps that patients should take, and demystifies the medical system. He makes sense of what doctors say, what they actually mean, and how to get the best information to help make the best medical decisions. Dr. Pantilat covers everything from the first steps after the diagnosis and finding the right caregiving and support, to planning your future so your loved ones don't have to. He offers advice on how to tackle the most difficult treatment decisions and discussions and shows readers how to choose treatments that help more than they hurt, stay consistent with their values and personal goals, and live as well as possible for as long as possible.


About the Author

Steven Z. Pantilat, MD, is a physician and distinguished professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.
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