Among Giants Courageous Stories of Those Who Are Obese and Those Who Care for Them
Paperback. 300 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 5.8in. x 0.8in.Among Giants presents clinical hypothesis and psychological models that demand that the healthcare industry respect a greater diversity within the population of size in both physiologic and spiritual perspectives. It offers a series of fictional depictions created to articulate life lessons to a world often blinded by negative views of people of size. Never before has a complex health and social issue been so relevant for such a unique patient population. The subject is a front-page story: An evolving healthcare industry is scrambling to meet the needs of the fastest-growing patient population in history. Amazingly frank and positive, Among Giants expresses the humor and spirit demonstrated by so many patients of size. Among Giants offers profound insights into the lives of those who battle obesity. It is a must-read for clinicians, professionals, care-givers, students and patients. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781430309451
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From the Back Cover: How can we best help patients of size?
Among Giants offers much more than practical help for those who care for patients of size. It offers profound insights into the lives of those who battle obesity. It is a must-read for clinicians, professionals, care-givers, students and patients.
Michael Dionne, founder of BariatricRehab.com and Choice Physical Therapy, Inc., located in Gainesville, GA, specializes in the care of dependent patients of size. Mr. Dionne has consulted throughout North America, and in Europe. To date, he has worked with clients up to 1000 pounds and holds the record for manual non-weight bearing dependent transfer of patients up to 600 pounds. He was awarded the Mary Pat Murray Award for "Clinical Excellence." He was a finalist for the Health-Care Heroes Award in Atlanta in May 2000. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, National Association of Bariatric Nurses and has numerous professional publications and international presentations including the National Association of Bariatric Nurses and American Society for Bariatric Surgery to his credit. In 2002, he was awarded Marquette University's "Physical Therapist Alumnus of the Year" for his distinguished work in the care of the patient of significant size. He has been an invited speaker for the American Physical Therapy Association's National Conferences in 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2005. In 2006, Mr. Dionne presented to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
There is hope and help for the patient of size.
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