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When someone is diagnosed with a serious illness, he or she is taking the first step on an overwhelmingly challenging and confusing journey. For many, it is as if they are traveling to someplace entirely new and they must go there alone, with only faded directions back to their old lives. Often, even their loved ones can only guess at what they must be experiencing.

The Lonely Patient is a clear-eyed and deeply affecting examination of the inner life of those grappling with illness. It looks into the chasm between the well and the sick by exploring and giving voice to the often unarticulated aspects of illness, offering people with illness-- and their family and friends-- a frank and intelligent discussion of how to negotiate the psychological and emotional aspects of what they are going through.

Michael Stein, M.D., a professor of medicine at Brown University Medical School as well as an acclaimed novelist, uses the stories of a number of patients, including that of his beloved, terminally ill brother-in-law, Richard, to consider the personal narrative of sickness. What sets Stein's book apart is his intimate scrutiny of the uniqueness of each patient's experience, which he breaks into four parts-- betrayal, terror, loss, and loneliness-- and renders each in such a way that he opens a dialogue about our expectations of health and, after its shocking disappearance, of illness.

Beautifully written and keenly insightful, The Lonely Patient is a valuable book for patients and their caregivers-- as well as a probing inquiry into a 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.

About the Author

A professor of medicine and community health at Brown University Medical School and the director of HIV clinics in Rhode Island and Santiago, Dominican Republic, Michael Stein, M.D., is also the author of four critically acclaimed novels. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060847968
Author:
Stein, Michael
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Michael Stein
Author:
Stein, Mic
Author:
hael
Subject:
Physician & Patient
Subject:
General Medical
Subject:
Physician and patient
Subject:
Sick -- Psychology.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Professional Medical Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.04x5.36x.57 in. .39 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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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