by Ruth A. Tarantine, D.NP, RN —
This is the story of one family’s path to navigating a serious health challenge, and it is full of inspiration and practical advice for all of us.
When their mother faced a serious health issue, the Tarantine family discovered that the U.S. health care system is broken — and even dangerous.
Over a 30-month period, the Tarantines navigated multiple facilities and systems, determined to give their mother care that suited her needs, rather than those of the providers.
In this book, Ruth’s daughter (also Ruth) shares practical lessons for a journey toward health care that meets your needs and provides the highest quality of life along the way.
You will learn the single action any family can take to ensure better care; tips to organize information to reduce medical errors; how to understand and insist on patient-centered care; keys to effectively persuade providers and insurance companies; and steps to care for the caregivers.
Tarantine’s family was able to give their mother the highest possible quality of life, and their story offers inspiration, hope and practical advice for anyone involved in health care.
The appendix includes a Patients’ Bill of Rights, the 1998 Consumers’ Bill of Rights and Responsibilities, a list of reportable events, formerly known as “never events,” and a list of references.
$17.95 — healthcareagainstallodds.com
Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 33, Number 5, October/November 2014.