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A book that will benefit everyone, especially those negotiating life-threatening diagnoses; their caregivers, family members and friends; and health care providers and their students. In "Lessons from Joan", Eric R. Kingson tells how his late wife's strength, warmth, humor, and love - and those of many people they met along the way - helped extend life and make it worth living. It is about the fear, hope, and intensity of their lives during the thirty-two months that followed Joan's cancer diagnosis and how Joan and her husband and children maintained their family life during this time. It is about some of the funny, moving and courageous things that happened along the way. And it is about what they did to access compassionate, state-of-the-art care, including aggressive interventions that provided hope and improved the quality of Joan's life. "Lessons from Joan" is not intended as a "how-to" book, but within its pages readers will find lessons and practical advice about how to deal with unexpected life-threatening illnesses.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780815608387
ISBN-10: 0815608381
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Syracuse University Press
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Eric R. Kingson

Eric R. Kingson is professor of social work and public administration at Syracuse University. His previous books and publications address the politics and economics of the aging in America. He and Joan were married for twenty-two years. They have two children, Aaron and Johanna.

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