No matter how independent we like to think we are, when facing a health condition, whether a chronic illness or a medical emergency, having a support system in place can mean a better outcome. This is true for getting the right medical care and for following all the treatment guidelines your doctor and any specialists prescribe.
In her new book, Managing Serious Illnesses & Medical Conditions, Parentgiving contributor Martine Ehrenclou, MA, outlines important steps to take both in terms of engaging families and friends and finding the best doctors to care for you. Parentgiving is pleased to present a special 4-part excerpt of this must-read book. View the first part, “Getting an Advocate”.