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The Resource Josie's story : a mother's inspiring crusade to make medical care safe, Sorrel King

Josie's story : a mother's inspiring crusade to make medical care safe, Sorrel King

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Josie's story : a mother's inspiring crusade to make medical care safe
Title
Josie's story
Title remainder
a mother's inspiring crusade to make medical care safe
Statement of responsibility
Sorrel King
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Medical errors are a leading cause of death in the United States, but the subject has long been taboo. All that changed with Josie. Sorrel King's 18-month-old daughter was badly burned, but in the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital, she made a remarkable recovery. Then, as she was preparing to leave, Josie was given a fatal shot of methadone, sending her into cardiac arrest. Within 48 hours, the King family went from planning a homecoming to planning a funeral. Dizzy with grief, Sorrel slowly pulled herself and her life back together. Accepting Hopkins' settlement, she and her husband established the Josie King Foundation. They began to implement basic programs in hospitals emphasizing communication between patients, family, and medical staff--practices which can now be found in hospitals around the country. This account of one woman's unlikely path is the chronicle of how a mother is transforming the face of American medicine -- From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
UNBSJ
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King, Sorrel
Dewey number
362.11
Index
no index present
LC call number
R729.8
LC item number
.K48 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • King, Sorrel
  • Medical errors
  • Patients
  • Hospitals
  • King, Josie
  • King, Sorel
  • Medical Errors
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Medical Errors
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Josie's story : a mother's inspiring crusade to make medical care safe, Sorrel King
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Publication
Note
Includes a resource guide for patients, families, and health care providers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
ocn671300141
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
275 p.
Isbn
9780802145048
System control number
(OCoLC)671300141
Label
Josie's story : a mother's inspiring crusade to make medical care safe, Sorrel King
Publication
Note
Includes a resource guide for patients, families, and health care providers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
ocn671300141
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
275 p.
Isbn
9780802145048
System control number
(OCoLC)671300141
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