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Author: Sana Goldberg Narrator: Ann Marie Gideon Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2019 ISBN: 9780062898005
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From registered nurse and public health advocate Sana Goldberg, RN, a timely, accessible, and comprehensive handbook to navigating common medical situations. From the routine to the unexpected, How to Be a Patient is your ultimate guide to better healthcare.

Did you know that patients have statistically better outcomes when their surgeon is female? That you can mark-up an informed consent sheet before you sign it, or get second opinions on CTs and MRIs? That there’s a blue book for healthcare procedures, or an algorithm to decide between ER, Urgent Care, and waiting-until-Monday?

In How to Be a Patient, nurse and public health advocate Sana Goldberg walks readers through the complicated and uncertain medical landscape, illuminating a path to better care.

Warm and disarmingly honest, Goldberg’s advice is as expert as it is accessible. In the face of an epidemic of brusque, impersonal care she empowers readers with the information and tools to come to good decisions with their providers and sidestep the challenging realities of modern medicine.

With sections like When All is Well, When It’s An Emergency, When It’s Your Person, and When You Have to Stand Up to the Industry, along with appendices to help track family history, avoid pointless medical tests, and choose when and where to undergo a procedure, How to Be a Patient is an invaluable and essential guide for a new generation of patients.

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Easy to read and informative…Offers a solid, straightforward resource for getting quality health care.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Goldberg ably navigates the contemporary pathways of health self-advocacy and empowers readers to incorporate her sound advice into their own wellness objectives. A plainspoken, universally applicable medical reference guide inspiring patient agency.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Sana Goldberg is a nurse, author, and public health advocate. A graduate of Reed College, she studied neuroscience and eventually decided to become a nurse. She’s worked with cancer patients, surgical patients, and geriatric, refugee and LGBTQ populations across various settings, specializing in dual-diagnosis and women’s health. In 2017 I helped open Unity Center, the first hospital on the west coast dedicated solely to mental health emergencies. I’m a contributor for the Atlantic, and the founder of Nightingale: A magazine of story, art, and activism for health equity. Her 2016 TEDxHarvard talk “What if You Became a Nurse” aims to draw people to the profession, and explore the public’s relationship to nurses. She is also the founder of Nightingale Magazine. Beginning Fall 2018, Goldberg will pursue her nurse practitioner degree at Yale.

About the Narrator

Ann Marie Gideon, an Earphones Award-winning narrator, is a professional actress based in Atlanta. She received a BFA in theater performance from the University of Memphis and trained at the Accademia dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy. Throughout her college career, she gained professional experience by performing at Playhouse on the Square. Soon after, she toured across the country with the National Players and then landed in Atlanta, Georgia, with Georgia Shakespeare. She is now expanding her career into voice-over work, film, and television.