Ok, I’ve decided that I’m going to do some promotional for HHP, so bear with me. I mean, I blog at work. I feel like I should at least give them some publicity on my ever-so-popular site.
The first book, Saying Goodbye, is for families of patients dying from a terminal illness. With the innovations in modern medicine, death can be prolonged for months and even years after a person is diagnosed. As a result, the grieving process has shifted. This book is a guide for families on how to deal with the health care system, personal emotions about the situation, legal issues (like wills), etc.
The author, Dr. Barbara Okun, is a very sweet lady. The first time I met her, she gave me a hug! Anyway, she lost her husband to terminal illness and her own experience led her to write this book in partnership with Dr. Joe Nowinski. The two give very relevant information for families through their personal and professional experiences (both are psychologists). The book also got a great review in the Times. If you have a terminally ill family member or know someone who does, I would suggest reading this book. And I’m not just saying that because I work for these people! Seriously, it could help.
On a lighter note, Neurologist Marie Pansinski–who I will meet next week–just published Beautiful Brain, Beautiful You. Her video below tells you everything you need to know about the book. Plus, she’s extremely good-looking! check it out.