Books to help patients,family and caregivers
You Bet Your Life! The 10 Mistakes Every Patient Makes by Trisha Torrey. Minneapolis, MN: Langdon Street Press, 2010
Aftershock: What to Do When the Doctor Gives You—Or Someone You Love—a Devastating Diagnosis by Jessie Gruman, Ph.D. New York: Walker & Company 2007
Fatal Care: Survive in the U.S. Health System by Sanjaya Kumar, MD. Minneapolis: IGI Press, 2008
The Hospital Stay Handbook: A Guide to Becoming a Patient Advocate for Your Loved Ones by Jari Holland Buck. Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 2007
Cancer Schmancer by Fran Drescher. New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2003
The Great American Heart Hoax: Lifesaving Advice Your Doctor Should Tell You About Heart Disease Prevention (But Probably Never Will) by Michael Ozner, MD. Benbella Books, 2008
How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman, MD. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2007
The Empowered Patient: Hundreds of Life-Saving Facts, Action Steps and Strategies You Need to Know by Julia Hallisy, DDS. San Francisco: Bold Spirit Press, 2008
Notes from the Waiting Room: Managing a Loved One’s End-of-Life Hospitalization by Bart Windrum. Boulder, CO: Axiom Action Publishing, 2008
Doctor, Your Patient Will See You Now by Steven Z. Kussin, MD. New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2011
The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper and Fairer Health Care by T. R. Reid. New York: Penguin Books, 2010
Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance by Atul Gawande. New York: Picador, 2007
The Patient’s Checklists: 10 Simple Hospital Checklists to Keep you Safe, Sane & Organized by Elizabeth Bailey. Sterling, 2012.
I Need an Operation... Now What? A Patient’s Guide to a Safe and Successful Outcome by Thomas R. Russell, MD. American College of Surgeons and Thomson Healthcare, 2008.
"Critical Conditions The Essential Hospital Guide to Get Your Loved One Out Alive" By Martine Ehrenclou,M.A.
"When Doctors Don't Listen How to avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests" By Leana Wen,M.D, and Joshua Kosowsky,M.D.
"Pain Tracking Your Personal Guide to Living Well with Chronic Pain" By Deborah Barret