Dirk Chase Eldredge – You’ve Gotta Fight Back! Winning with Serious Illness, Injury, or Disability

Juanita Watson of InsideScoopLive interviews Dirk Chase Eldredge, author of You’ve Gotta Fight Back! Winning with Serious Illness, Injury, or Disability.
Dirk’s latest book features thirteen in-depth profiles of other people’s medical adventures that had life-altering affects for those involved: patients, their families, friends, and caregivers. Some lived on. Some died. All left a priceless legacy of lessons on how to make the most of the hand one is dealt. While far from autobiographical, the book is buttressed by Eldredge’s experience recuperating from eight major surgeries including two open-heart operations.Listen to the PodCast! Click here for RSS feed!
  • The seriously ill, their friends and family will gain priceless advice on coping, dealing with depression, how to partner with the medical profession, the tremendous value of self-help groups and the vital importance of attitude.
  • Those with disabilities will learn how others have successfully played the hand they were dealt and managed to live successful, fulfilling lives. The disabled and those with serious illnesses can learn from each other. There are no silver bullets buried in these pages, just the sound, useable experience of others.
  • Caregivers, be they family, friends, or health professionals will gain great insight from the in-depth stories of survivors, the bereaved, and those who died with grace and even style. The heart of this book consists of thirteen, riveting, in-depth stories of people who fought back with courage, humor, and a positive attitude. In doing so, they have provided valuable guidance for you, the readers of this inspiring work.
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    Quynn Elizabeth – Accepting the Ashes: A Daughter’s Look at PTSD

    We are very proud today to have a special Veteran’s Day reading from Elizabeth Quynn, author of Accepting the Ashes: A Daughter’s Look at PTSD  .  Please take a moment today to thank a friend, acquaintance, or relative who has served their country with honor.
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    Quynn Elizabeth
     “Accepting the Ashes” was written by Quynn Elizabeth, daughter of a two-time Viet Nam ( also spelled as Vietnam ) veteran in the year of her father’s death and the escalation of the war in Iraq.Due to her father’s experiences in war he struggled with Post Traumatic Stress, heart sadness and alcoholism all his adult life even though he didn’t get diagnosed with PTSD until 1992. In “Accepting the Ashes” Quynn shares her personal story so that other loved ones and soon-to-be veterans, who are fighting right now, might not have to wait 30 years to heal their painful feelings often caused by experiencing war-related stress.
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    David W. Powell speaks at VA Center in Tucson, AZ

    David W. Powell, author of the award-winning memoir My Tour In Hell: A Marine’s Battle with Combat Trauma, shares his unique insights into the nature of warfare and its impact on the human psyche with patients and staffers at the Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Health Care System (SAVAHCS).
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    David W. Powell
    Upon returning to civilian life after a two year enlistment in the Marines, David found himself with nightmares during sleep, intrusive thoughts while awake, a hypervigilant stance combined with an exaggerated startle reaction, and a seeming inability to control basic emotions like anger and sadness. The price he paid for what would only be diagnosed decades later as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder was broken marriages and relationships, inability to hold a job, uncontrollable rage, and finally bankruptcy. David’s journey of redemption will be inspirational to anyone who is a veteran or has a loved one who has served. My Tour In Hell: A Marine's Battle With Combat Trauma

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    George W. Doherty – Crisis Intervention Training for Disaster Workers

    Jake D. Steele interviews George W. Doherty on disasters, the community response, the roles of first responders, Disaster Mental Health Services and Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) responders and teams. We talk about each of these and their roles in responding to the needs of both victims and disaster workers. This includes discussion about war, terrorism and follow-up responses by mental health professionals. Doherty is the author of the new textbook Crisis Intervention Training for Disaster Workers: An Introduction.
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    George Doherty has held positions as counselor/therapist, Masters Level psychologist, consultant, educator, disaster mental health specialist and is a former U.S. Air Force Officer. He is President of O`Dochartaigh Associates since 1985. President & CEO. George is also the founder of the  Rocky Mountain Region Disaster Mental Health Institute. Crisis Intervention Training for Disaster Workers

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    Oleg Reznik – Secrets of Medical Decision Making

    Sue Vogan interviews Oleg Reznik, M.D. on The Secrets of Medical Decision Making: How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of the HealthCare machine. We are all patients at some time. Is the medical industry giving us the best treatment possible, at the best price? We all know that it isn’t. This new book shows what goes on behind the scenes of the current medical care and how it impacts the patient.

    In this book, Dr. Reznik describes actual cases from his clinical practice showing the most common paths that lead to increased patient suffering. This book offers possible solutions for outpatient, inpatient, preventive, and end-of-life care settings. Learn About…

  • The Medical Box and how it affects the care you receive
  • When to avoid risky and uncomfortable tests
  • Hazards of under-treatment, over-treatment, and mistreatment
  • How to make an informed medical decision in your best interests
  • Cancer and how to approach your treatment
  • Planning for quality of life during end-of-life issues

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    Dr. Reznik is an instructor at OHSU department of family medicine. He provides a full spectrum of general medical care at the OHSU Richmond Clinic. He cares for adults, children, and to do low-risk obstetrics. Reznik has admitting privileges at the OHSU University Hospital’s medical, intensive care, pediatric, and obstetrical units.His strongest and most profound interest is in mind-body medicine, specifically, phenomenology and mental imagery. I am certified by The American Institute of Mental Imagery and run Mind-Body Medicine Clinic at OHSU Richmond Clinic.

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    Frances Shani Parker on Jake Steele’s “Authors Audio”

    Frances Shani Parker, author of Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes talks with Author’s Audio host Jake Steele about the challenges of eldercare in institutions such as nursing homes and hospice. Her book is the captivating account of Frances Shani Parker’s hospice volunteer experiences in Detroit nursing homes. Stories, general information, and poems about patients and health care familiarize readers with the nursing home world, dementia, pain management, disparities, death, rituals, bereavement, and “how to” information on caregiving. Improvements needed in hospice and nursing homes are also examined. This groundbreaking book, published by Loving Healing Press, is available at this Web site, Amazon.com., Barnes and Noble, and other booksellers.

    Frances Shani Parker
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    Frances Shani Parker is a writer, consultant, and hospice volunteer. Her writing has won awards from Writer’s Digest, the Poetry Society of Michigan, the Detroit Writer’s Guild, Broadside Press, and the New Orleans Public Library. Among publications including her work are Black Arts Quarterly (Stanford University), Warpland: A Journal of Black Literature and Ideas (Chicago State University), and Voices of the Civil Rights Movement (AARP). Among venues at which her poems have been read are the International AIDS Conference in South Africa and “Artists Among Us,” sponsored by the Michigan Wayne County Council for Arts, History, and Humanities.A former school principal, Parker has had essays and poems published in the educational arena, particularly on service learning, a teaching and learning method that connects classroom learning with meeting community needs. She has been honored as “Outstanding Educational Administrator” by the Metropolitan Detroit Alliance of Black School Educators and “Educator of the Year” by the Wayne State University Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, an international, professional fraternity for educators. Becoming Dead Right

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