"In this period of bewildering complexity in our fragmented health system, Jessie Gruman's book is a quiet, reassuring refuge from the challenge of receiving shocking medical news. "
— Louis W. Sullivan, MD, President Emeritus, Morehouse School of Medicine
NEWS & EVENTS 2011
04/5/12 National Quality Forumís 2012 Annual Conference »
I developed this site for two reasons.
First, to introduce the book to people who are thinking about getting it for themselves, a family member, a friend, or a patient. You can read the Introduction — which tells why I wrote it and describes my perspective. Take a look at the Table of Contents, which gives you an idea of the kind of information you'll find.
The second reason is to be able to update the Appendices for people who have the book. As you know, new articles, Web sites and services appear every day. I wanted to make sure that readers of AfterShock are directed to the best possible information sources currently available.
I have written a short note to each of the audiences I think will be interested in reading AfterShock:
It is my hope and the hope of the hundreds of people who shared their stories of the first difficult days following a devastating diagnosis that this book will be useful to you.