Privileged Presence: Personal Stories Of Connections In Health Care by Liz CrockerPrivileged Presence: Personal Stories Of Connections In Health Care by Liz Crocker

Privileged Presence: Personal Stories Of Connections In Health Care

byLiz Crocker, Bev Johnson

Paperback | October 1, 2014

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Winner of:
2015 Book of the Year Award, American Journal of Nursing

Privileged Presence is a collection of more than 50 stories that capture both the medical and emotional aspects of the health care experience through tales from those who have been there, and offers powerful messages about the essential ingredients of “good” health care: respect, compassion, collaboration, open and honest communication, family involvement, and flexibility and responsiveness to individuals and their needs. This updated second edition uses real-world experiences recounted by patients and their families, nurses, doctors, and other health care professionals to illustrate what works and what doesn’t and what increases or diminishes people’s sense of confidence and well-being.
Liz Crocker has worked in teaching, broadcasting, and journalism. She has owned and run a children’s bookstore since 1978 and now has an environmental business with five stores across Canada. She is the vice president of the Institute for Patient and Family-Centered Care. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Bev Johnson is the president ...
Title:Privileged Presence: Personal Stories Of Connections In Health CareFormat:PaperbackDimensions:364 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.89 inPublished:October 1, 2014Publisher:Bull Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1936693690

ISBN - 13:9781936693696

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Editorial Reviews

"I found myself pulled into the fabric of these stories, relating as a mom, a caregiver, and a widow and reliving many of my own personal experiences. Some stories are agonizing and tender, offer hope or describe simple human kindness, and some pull back the veil on areas in healthcare that absolutely need to change. As I finished the book, I felt a resolve to be part of improving what can become better and applaud the courage and compassion of those who dare to embrace the humanness of healthcare. I hope that the next healthcare worker who delivers care to my children, my parents, or to me has read this book." —Sue Sheridan, Director of Patient Engagement, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)