...Provides a unique window into the fear and anxieties of the seriously ill patient. The mysteries of the inner, unexpressed thoughts of the patient are a constant challenge for understanding in a hospital setting.... This thoughtful and compassionate book opens the door of revelation and should help all of us.
Jerome J. DeCosse, M.D., Chairman, Dept. of Surgery, Memorial Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Number of pages: 246
Weight: 553 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 15 mm
?This is an exceptional book. At times it is superb; occasionally it is utterly elegant.... It is always warmed by the uniqueness and individuality of each human being whose thoughts and experiences are quoted.... The authors are uniformly superb as they comment on the words of their reporters.... As a readable and concise text to assist clinicians and families needing the advice and experience of others in similar straits, the book's brevity is a plus.... The authors' sensitivity and scholarliness are frequently enhanced by their philosophical observations....?-Journal of Nervous and Mental Disorders