An Insider's Guide To Navigating The Internet When Facing Medical Crisis
Patient Empowerment Network
On Sale: March 11, 2011
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Gone are the days when patients take life-changing diagnoses
lying down. The first place people go to learn more about
their health, especially when it is at risk, is the
Internet. But this unregulated channel can be as harmful as
it is beneficial when it comes to medical content. As a
step-by-step guide, The Web-Savvy Patient: An Insiderís
Guide to Navigating the Internet When Facing Medical Crisis
explores topics such as wading through search engine
results, connecting with online communities, defining
conditions, identifying the specialists, and organizing the
outcome of your research so that doctors will listen.
Delivering practical instruction and supplying real-life
reassurances, author and recognized patient empowerment
pioneer Andrew Schorr encourages individuals and family
members to retain control rather than fall victim to fear
and worry. Schorr offers up true stories of empowered
patients alongside the details of his own experience as a
cancer patient, revealing how the Internet led him toward
the physician, hospital, and treatment that he believes
saved his life. Enlightening and logically organized, the
book is easy to read and easy to relate to. Respected
medical experts, support groups, and patients agree that
when it comes to improving the quality of online health
content, Schorr, a longtime patient educator, medical
journalist, and leukemia survivor, is the ultimate expert.
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