Second Wind: Oral Histories of Lung Transplant Survivors by M. FestleSecond Wind: Oral Histories of Lung Transplant Survivors by M. Festle

Second Wind: Oral Histories of Lung Transplant Survivors

byM. Festle

Hardcover | February 29, 2012

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Many people have suffered from diseases that literally take their breath away. Second Wind relates the compelling stories of 'ordinary' Americans who sought a second chance through lung transplantation and the historical and socio-medical factors that affected them. Excerpts from oral history interviews reveal the physical and psychological challenges of deciding to pursue a transplant, waiting for a donor organ, and adapting to a new life with a lung from someone who died. Meaningful for those facing transplantation, their caregivers, scholars, and people outside the transplant community, Second Wind explores themes of uncertainty, timing, identity, coping, and quality of life.
MARY JO FESTLE is a professor of History at Elon University, where she teaches courses in recent U.S. History and Oral History. She is also the author of Playing Nice: Politics and Apologies in Women's Sports. Her brother Bob had a lung transplant.
Title:Second Wind: Oral Histories of Lung Transplant SurvivorsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:296 pagesPublished:February 29, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230340911

ISBN - 13:9780230340916


Table of Contents

Experience of End-Stage Lung Disease * Socio-Medical History of Lung Transplantation, 1963-2000 * Making the Decision and Being Evaluated for Transplant * Waiting and Coping * Getting "The Call" * Second Wind: Life after Transplant with a Donor Lung * Quality of Life after Transplant * Lung Transplants in the Twenty-first Century