Take Heart

A Guide to Coping with Cardiac Surgery for Patients and Their Families

By Mari Maclaughlan

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Strident Publishing

Strident is the home of fiction with bite. They publish novels for children aged 7+, teenagers, young adults and adults. And they don't just like the extraordinary, they aim for it. Their list is intentionally eclectic, with comedy alongside gripping fantasy and adrenaline-fuelled adventure alongside the existential. Variety is indeed the spice of life.

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Time spent on a waiting list, however, short is a very stressful period when loneliness and worry may bedevil everyone concerned. Often there is a feeling that everything is out of one's hands and nothing can be done to help. There is a very great deal that both patient and family can do to help themselves before and after the operation, not least to understand what is happening.

Take Heart is a self-help book, which offers practical advice and support to future patients and their families. Mairi MacLaughlan has been there herself. Her experience and advice, and that of a host of other patients from all over the world, are brought together in this invaluable book.

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Format eBook
Imprint Strident Publishing
Publication Date 8 May 2014
ISBN 9781906775452

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‘I would recommend the book as a useful tool for patients seeking further information.'

‘The simplicity of this extremely successful little book with its direct cheerful tone, together with all the useful information it provides about sources of further information, made me wonder why it is that the Government appears at present to be so anxious about ensuring patient involvement with all aspects of NHS practice, leading to the setting up of Patients' Forums and the like. What is needed is not formal bodies like Patients' Forums with their minutes and subcommittees and all the other paraphernalia so popular in today's highly structured Harvard Business School influenced NHS, but access to clear unvarnished patient opinion at source.'

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