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Shared Struggles

Stories from Parents and Pediatricians Caring for Children with Serious Illnesses

Authors: Schrooten, Ann F., Markovitz, Barry P.

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  • Offers perspective and insight into the dynamics and challenges that exist between parents of medically complex children and the medical experts
  • Tells true and poignant stories by patient's parents and the physician
  • A valuable resource for pediatric healthcare providers and families of children living with complex medical conditions 
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About this book

This book tells true and poignant stories from both sides of the physician-patient/parent relationship and provides a unique glimpse into how parents and physicians think, feel, and interact. The stories are grouped under four sections: Hope, Compassion, Communication, and Trust. Each section includes stories contributed by parents from all across the United States and by pediatricians practicing at many of the best children’s hospitals throughout the country. The parents tell of interactions with physicians that had a significant impact on them and their child and offer context and insight that promote empathy and reflection. The physicians tell of interactions with patients and families that served as learning moments in their career and promote the humanization of medicine and show there is more to a physician beyond their scientific knowledge and white coat. The stories are edited by Barry P. Markovitz - a pediatrician specializing in critical care medicine who has been in practice for more than 20 years and by Ann F. Schrooten - the parent of a child born with a chronic complex condition who has more than 15 years of experience interacting with pediatric subspecialists and other healthcare professionals who cared for her son. The editors have written commentaries to the stories to provide an independent perspective on the events and messages conveyed and to encourage reflection, inquiry, and discussion.

 

In addition to being a valuable resource for pediatricians, pediatric subspecialists, nurses and other healthcare professionals, the book will also appeal to families of children living with complex medical conditions because it shares physician encounters and behaviors many have experienced in the care of their own children. By giving a voice to both parents and physicians, the goal is to create a bridge to better understanding that can improve communication, minimize conflicts, and foster trust and compassion among physicians, patients, and families.


About the authors

Ann F. SchrootenChandler, AZ 85248

Barry P. Markovitz, MD, MPHUSC Keck School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Chair, Department of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine4650 Sunset Blvd, MS#12Los Angeles, CA 90027 

Table of contents (46 chapters)

Table of contents (46 chapters)
  • What Matters at the End

    Pages 3-7

    Schrooten, Ann F. (et al.)

  • I Did Not Have to Fix It

    Pages 9-12

    Schrooten, Ann F. (et al.)

  • No Wrong Decisions

    Pages 13-17

    Schrooten, Ann F. (et al.)

  • Reuniting Families

    Pages 19-22

    Schrooten, Ann F. (et al.)

  • Leading with Compassion

    Pages 23-26

    Schrooten, Ann F. (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook 13,90 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-68020-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 18,71 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-68019-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Shared Struggles
Book Subtitle
Stories from Parents and Pediatricians Caring for Children with Serious Illnesses
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Copernicus
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-68020-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-68020-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-68019-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 260
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