Chronicling Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

A Collection of Personal Stories

Edited by Sara Whisenant

Subjects: Medical, Pulmonary & Thoracic Medicine
Paperback : 9781607853589, 84 pages, 6 x 9, February 2016
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Receiving a diagnosis of Idiopathic Pulmonary (IPF) can be an intimidating experience.  And it can be difficult for new patients to ask hard, personal questions in clinic.  But these powerful stories, written byIPF patients and fornewly-diagnosed IPF patients, are where those hard questions are answered.  That makes this book a must-read for newly diagnosed patients, their families and loved ones.  
In “Chronicling Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis:  A Collection of Personal Stories,” you’ll hear the voices of real patients and family members as they talk about what worries them, the coping techniques they have tried and the bright spots of beauty they have found in the course of their journey with this disease.  Readers will learn what IPF is and what it is not.  They will find new resources and even some questions to help guide their own thoughts when reflecting on what an IPF diagnosis means to them.

The author is grateful to the FRIENDS of the University of Michigan Hospitals Patient Education Library for their generous support of this book.  Proceeds from this book will be used to improve the patient experience at the University of Michigan Health System.