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Author Brill, Alida, 1950-

Title Dancing at the river's edge : a patient and her doctor negotiate life with chronic illness / Alida Brill and Michael D. Lockshin
Edition Second edition
Published Tucson : Schaffner Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (253 pages)
Contents Measures of time and metaphor -- Two journeys begin -- An unstable life -- Facing the abyss -- Spring returns
Summary An invaluable resource for medical professionals, victims of chronic illnesses, and their loved ones, this dual memoir by a doctor and his longtime patient traces the growth of their unique friendship over a span of decades. By exploring the bond between caregiver and sufferer, this sensitive account evokes not only the constant day to day frustrations and emotional toll suffered by the chronically ill, but also an understanding of the mental struggles and conflicts that a conscientious doctor must face in deciding how best to treat a patient without compromising personal freedoms. In alternat
Notes Print version record
Subject Brill, Alida, 1950-
Lockshin, Michael, 1937-
Autoimmune diseases in women -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Chronically ill -- United States -- Biography.
Rheumatologists -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Lockshin, Michael, 1937-
ISBN 0980139457 (electronic bk.)
9780980139457 (electronic bk.)