The Lonely Patient: How We Experience Illness

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Pub Date: 2008-01-29 Pages: 240 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins US When someone is diagnosed with a serious illness. he or she is taking the first step on a challenging and confusing journey For many. it is as if they. are traveling alone to someplace entirely new. with only faded directions back to their old lives. Often. even their loved ones can only guess at what they must be experiencing. Michael Stein. MD. uses the stories of his own patients to consider the personal narrative of sickness. Beautifully written and keenly insightful. The Lonely Patient is a valuable book for patients and their caregivers as well as a probing inquiry into this universal experience.

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When someone is diagnosed with a serious illness, he or she is taking the first step on a challenging and confusing journey. For many, it is as if they are traveling alone to someplace entirely new, with only faded directions back to their old lives. Often, even their loved ones can only guess at what they must be experiencing. Michael Stein, M.D., uses the stories of his own patients to consider the personal narrative of sickness. Beautifully written and keenly insightful, The Lonely Patient is a valuable book for patients and their caregivers as well as a probing inquiry into this universal experience.

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"[A] big-hearted doctor." -- Slate

"[A] big-hearted doctor."--Slate

"The indispensable book for patients and the patients' families. Poetic, profound, original."--Peter D. Kramer, bestelling author of Listening to Prozac and Against Depression

"No other writer has captured the essential truths about illness with as much clarity."--Annie Dillard, author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, winner of the Pulitzer Prize

The indispensable book for patients and the patients families. Poetic, profound, original. --Peter D. Kramer, bestelling author of Listening to Prozac and Against Depression"

No other writer has captured the essential truths about illness with as much clarity. --Annie Dillard, author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, winner of the Pulitzer Prize"

[A] big-hearted doctor. --Slate"

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