Synopses & Reviews
Focused on relevancy for Canadian readers and completely redesigned for easy reading, this new edition of a vital resource is fully updated with the latest research and information on current practice, medication, legal matters, and specific conditions. The guide is full of tips, suggestions, and strategies to deal with chronic illness and symptoms, such as fatigue, pain, shortness of breath, disability, and depression. It encourages readers to develop individual approaches to setting goals, making decisions, and finding resources and support so that they are able to do the things they want and need. Originally based on a five-year study conducted at Stanford University, this work has grown to include the feedback of medical professionals and people with chronic conditions all over the world. Aimed at teaching people become self-managers of their own illness, the book's one simple goal is to help anyone with a chronic illness to live a productive, healthy life.
"A remarkable resource for anyone with any chronic health problem." —American Lung Association, on the previous edition
About the Author
Kate Lorig, RN, DrPH, is a director and professor emeritus at the Stanford University School of Medicine’s Patient Education Research Center. She lives in Mountain View, California. Halsted Holman, MD, is professor emeritus at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He lives in Stanford, California. David Sobel, MD, MPH, is the director of patient education and health promotion with the Permanente Medical Group in Northern California. He lives in San Jose, California. Diana Laurent, MPH, is a chronic disease health educator at the Stanford University School of Medicine’s Patient Education Research Center. She lives in Palo Alto, California. Virginia González, MPH, is a chronic disease health educator and consultant to the Stanford University School of Medicine’s Patient Education Research Center. She lives in San Jose, California. Marian Minor, PT, PhD, is professor emerita at the University of Missouri in the department of physical therapy. She lives in Columbia, Missouri.