Deardorff, John Reeves (Contributor), Paperback - 160 pages (June 1997), New Harbinger Pubns.
Even a relatively minor operation is still an assault to the system--and a source of anxiety and stress.
Excellent resource providing information on seeking and receiving proper medical care and keeping your own medical records.
Provides disability-specific strategies and examples. Helpful checklists include: Visit Strategies; Outline for Information Giving; Procedures, Tests and Consultations; Medication; What to look for in Health Care Providers; and Hospitals: Be Assertive about Your Needs.
Studies and research suggest that mind-body preparation for surgery can help relieve anxiety and reduce the severity of physical symptoms following an operation.