BEYOND MEDICINE is the first major book about ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) written for patients, families and medical professionals with input from patients themselves.
ARDS effects over 150,000 individuals annually with a mortality rate of 30-50% or higher. ARDS Patients and their families will find information and consolation in the stories of other patients with similar problems. Physicians, nurses and other medical professionals will get a patient-family perspective that they may have missed by focusing on the disease rather than on the person with the disease.
BEYOND MEDICINE comes in an era of "Evidence-based Medicine" and protocol- based patient care. This engaging book reminds us to remember and use the healing forces of Love & Prayer, Touch & Humor, Music & Pets. Each of these elements of healing can be helpful in critical illnesses such as ARDS, as illustrated by the stories in this book. Chapters on each element go into depth on that topic.
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After Dr. Yarnall's miraculous recovery from ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome), he felt the need to increase awareness of this disease which may be much more common than generally recognized, and which can strike anyone at any age and at any stage of health.
Dr. Yarnall includes his own story and selected stories of others with ARDS to give a personal face to this devastating illness. Each ARDS story is fascinating and together they present a message of hope even when physicians have pronounced the prognosis as "hopeless".Review:
I highly recommend Dr. Yarnall's gripping story to you. Journey to the edge of life with Steve and then return to a fuller life with him. You will find the trip to be an exciting ride you will never forget. --Lester R. Sauvage, M.D. , Cardiovascular Surgeon Founder, The Hope Heart Institute, Author of "The Open Heart"
Not only are you trying to teach the world about Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome - (which I had not heard of prior to reading your book), but you are presenting a theory of consciousness which far transcends ARDS. --Maralyn Chase, State Representative 32nd Legislative District, State of Washington
At a time when medical technology seems to be the answer in life threatening illnesses, you bring us back to the realization that it is not just high-tech, but also family and community support ... You have touched something vital in the American way of thinking ...whatever it is, it's beyond medicine. --Noel Tiano, PhD., Former Chaplain at Washoe Medical Center
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Book Description Thornton Publishing, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110967024285