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teaches you how to cope with medical challenges. Among the lessons in it is this: the need to advocate for the person receiving medical treatment.
The Resources section of "It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To" includes a recommended reading list among other helpful things. One suggestion is the free Zine (E-mail messages sent on regular basis) called "A Daily Dose of Kindness."
One of the "Kindness" readers recently made some marvelous comments, echoing the advocacy lesson I teach in "It's MY Crisis!" I have permission to repost those comments here (highlights mine):
" My mother was in and out of the hospital
they made my mother cry.
We’d like to let all those who are going
No matter how long it takes,
We started by addressing the nurses directly. When this didn’t work,
we went to the nurse manager,
It was a lot of work – hours and hours
Every case is different.
Keep in mind, most hospitals
One example (a very common problem):
We have a 10 minute rule –
No matter how nasty they get, stay calm.
Offer your assistance if they’ll allow it.
If you can’t be there as often as you’d like,
Try to get friends, neighbors, relatives, etc. to sit in the hospital just to
your asking could save the person’s life."
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