After the Diagnosis: How Patients React and How to Help Them Cope

AFTER THE DIAGNOSIS: HOW PATIENTS REACT AND HOW TO HELP THEM COPE provides readers with practical, realistic guidelines that help patients harness both emotional and rational strengths as they communicate with healthcare professionals, gather information, evaluate treatment options, make informed treatment decisions, and manage their condition. AFTER THE DIAGNOSIS is the first and only book to help healthcare professionals, nurses, physician's assistants, nursing assistants, and those from other allied professions understand how newly diagnosed patients react emotionally.