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The patient experience : the importance of care, communication, and compassion in the hospital room

by Boyle, Brian.

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Brian Boyle tells a personal story of his fight back from near death after a horrific automobile accident. He focuses on his experience as a patient who, while in a two-month long medically induced coma, was unable to move or talk to anyone around him, yet he was able to hear, see, and feel pain. Br... Full description

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Summary: Brian Boyle tells a personal story of his fight back from near death after a horrific automobile accident. He focuses on his experience as a patient who, while in a two-month long medically induced coma, was unable to move or talk to anyone around him, yet he was able to hear, see, and feel pain. Brian slowly clawed his way back to the living and found the strength to live to tell his story in his acclaimed memoir, 'Iron Heart'. Now Brian provides vital information from the patient's perspective to help caregivers gain valuable insight that will help them understand new ways on how to provide care to both patients and their families.
Physical Description: 245 p.
ISBN: 9781632207104
1632207109
Author Notes: Brian Boyle has been on a mission to make an impact in healthcare education since he left the hospital in 2004. He has been recognized for his contributions with several national awards, including the American Red Cross Presidential Award for Excellence, the Daily Points of Light Award, the Johns Hopkins Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service award, and the Champion of Change award from President Obama. Brian is the National Volunteer Spokesman of the American Red Cross, a columnist with The Huffington Post , a patient advocate for The Armstrong Institute, and is currently in grad school at Johns Hopkins University earning his master's degree in health communication and an MBA with a concentration in healthcare management. He resides in Annapolis, Maryland.
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