Center for Attitudinal Healing. Advice to Doctors and Other Big People from Kids. Berkeley, California: Celestial Arts, 1991. Book written by children with catastrophic illnesses offers suggestions and expresses feelings about health care workers. Wise and poignant, it reminds us how perceptive and aware children of all ages are, and how absolutely necessary it is to involve them in medical decisions.
Keene, Nancy. Working with Your Doctor: Getting the Healthcare You Deserve. Sebastopol, California: O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., 1998. Book provides practical guidance to help patients take an active role in maintaining health and steps to improve the doctor/patient relationship.
Komp, Diane M., MD. Children Are Images of Grace: A Pediatrician's Trilogy of Faith, Hope, and Love. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1996. Written by a Christian pediatric oncologist, this book combines three previous books that describe her feelings for her patients and her warm and loving approach to caring for children with cancer.
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