Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Book and a Chat with Lorene Burkhart

If you have ever thought about writing a book yourself, then my guest on todays "A Book and a Chat" shows it's never too late to start writing.

Lorene Burkhart finally wrote her first book when she was seventy, since that time she has completed six books, covering her life growing up on a farm, children’s stories and the book we mainly chatted about today ”Sick of Doctors? Then Do Something About It”.

Let’s face it, we are all patients from the time we’re born until the time we die. The question is: How do we as patients become empowered in a medical culture that historically leaves us doing what the doctor says?

In this groundbreaking book, Lorene challenges each of us to enter the era of empowered patients by letting go of past practices and embracing outcome-based medical services. Being accountable for one's own body and health is a huge step toward improved medical relationships. She rejects the old authoritarian system of "handing it over" to a doctor as one that is no longer appropriate or wise, and that made its exit when the Internet made its entrance. Using a variety of resources as a guide, she encourages patients to be their own medical advocates with the ultimate reward being their own good health.

Items like items to prepare before visiting your doctor, questions to be asked, even remembering to say thank you were discussed fascinating show.

Though in her mid seventies, Lorene I’m sure will be continue producing books for all ages, from the young to the not so young.

So sit back and enjoy toady’s “A Book and a Chat with Lorene Burkhart


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You can find out more about my guest and their book at:
"Lorene Burkhart - Sick of Doctors? Then Do Something About It”"

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