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Dr. Jessie Gruman, author of AfterShock

Wednesday, September 26, 2007  
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Based on personal experience, Dr. Jessie Gruman wrote AfterShock to guide people through what must be done in order to take care of themselves after bad news is received from their doctor.

Receiving bad health news sparks great personal upheaval. Some people rage against the unfairness and some wither from sadness. Some people lose their faith, others find it. Some are torn between their fear of pain and their fear of death. Families are wracked by the threat of loss. It is a time when nothing is certain and the future looks dark.

"AfterShock: What to Do When the Doctor Gives You – or Someone You Love – a Devastating Diagnosis" provides practical guidance about how you and your loved ones might approach certain necessary tasks while you are in shock about your diagnosis and uncertain about how to respond to it. The book was written for people who are feeling both desperate about their future and at a loss about negotiating the unfamiliar health care system.


Sponsor: Jewish Healthcare Foundation
Location:
4400 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Contact:
Sara Werner
412-578-2586
werners@carnegielibrary.org


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