When you are diagnosed with a life-changing illness, it can be overwhelming. While your diagnosis cannot be changed, the way you experience your illness can.
In Hope for the Best, Plan for the Rest, we draw on our decades spent researching and caring for thousands of seriously ill patients to reveal the seven keys for a better illness experience. With real-life stories, tips, and exercises to improve your journey right from diagnosis, we want to empower you with practical tools to navigate the health care system with knowledge, confidence, and clarity.
You can find hope in the face of uncertainty. You can live well, be fully informed, and be activated—and feel more like a person and less like a patient. But most of all, you can be hopeful and prepared at every step along the way.
The essential guide for every patient and family
“Kind, clear, and system-changing: a clarion call for a patient-led revolution in health care.”
Kathryn Mannix, MD, Sunday Times–bestselling author of With the End in Mind