The Lonely Patient: How We Experience Illness by Michael Stein

The Lonely Patient: How We Experience Illness

byMichael Stein

Paperback | January 29, 2008

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When someone is diagnosed with a serious illness, he or she is taking the first step on a challenging and confusing journey. For many, it is as if they are traveling alone to someplace entirely new, with only faded directions back to their old lives. Often, even their loved ones can only guess at what they must be experiencing. Michael Stein, M.D., uses the stories of his own patients to consider the personal narrative of sickness. Beautifully written and keenly insightful, The Lonely Patient is a valuable book for patients and their caregivers as well as a probing inquiry into this universal experience.

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Michael Stein is the author of the award-winningThe Lonely Patientas well as five novels. He has been treating addiction for more than twenty years and is a professor of medicine and community health at Brown University.
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Title:The Lonely Patient: How We Experience IllnessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.55 inPublished:January 29, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060847964

ISBN - 13:9780060847968

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