Author: Martine Enrenclou, M.A.
Publisher: Lemon Grove Press, LLC
ISBN: 978-0-9815240-0-

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Martine Enrenclou offers a practical, deliberate, and insightful guide for anyone faced with the heart wrenching prospect of having a loved one undergo hospitalization. In her book, Critical Conditions – The Essential Hospital Guide to Get Your Loved One Out, Martine introduces you to the concept of patient advocacy and your place in that process. The step-by-step guide offers insight into the inner workings of the hospital care system with an emphasis on how you can become a critical part of that system if and when a member of your family requires treatment.

The book is divided into two parts, a step-by-step guide and a workbook where you are to record the facts and figures associated with the one you are caring for. The practicality is obvious – this is not a book that you read as much as use. It’s both a guide and a workbook. It is meant to be used daily while your loved one is under hospital care and in this way; it is both insightful as well as practical.

The guide portion of the book is comprehensive starting with primary care providers; their roles and habits and many helpful hints as to how to get the most from them. A significant number of chapters are devoted to prevention – from medical errors, to transmittable diseases to bedside falls. The workbook section is well organized and appears to allow sufficient room for note taking. Taken together, the result is a common sense approach to greatly increasing the probability that your loved one will not only survive their hospital stay but benefit from it.

This is a book that you should purchase, familiarize yourself with them place on the bookshelf for that likely time when you will need it. Becoming familiar with how hospitals work and where the greatest risks lie for those hospitalized is indeed a worthwhile endeavor. As Martine clearly points out, errors and mistakes in a hospital setting can occur at any time.

If you have an understanding of what you are up against from the beginning, the odds for your loved ones survival are greatly enhanced. It is a solid and practical book for almost anyone and well worth your time, money, and effort.

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