I’m very interested in seeing a copy of this book and would urge you as well to look for it as it’s written by Dr. Richard Frank, Director of Mid-Fairfield Hospice in Connecticut. Dr. Frank’s book titled, “Fighting Cancer with Knowledge and Hope: A Guide for Patients, Families and Health Care Providers” was published this month by Yale University Press.
The book and a short interview were featured this week on Boston.com and it sounds like it would be an extremely valuable resource for patients and providers.
One of the tremendously-helpful resource sites I’m currently using is called CaringBridge. CaringBridge is an Internet vehicle for conveying information to loved ones when someone becomes ill. The specific mission of the CaringBridge organization is to provide “free, personalized websites that support and connect loved ones during critical illness, treatment and recovery”. CaringBridge is a tremendously helpful and easy way to provide diagnoses and health care progress reports to concerned individuals. I first became aware of CaringBridge when I had the privilege of interviewing young Patrick Ede for the Journeys book. Patrick’s parents used CaringBridge to give updates to family and friends about their son’s ongoing medical situation. Now I am using it to check on the well-being of two dear friends.
Perhaps we will be so lucky as to never need to think about giving or receiving information via a site such as CaringBridge, but just in case … Melody