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Helping Loved Ones During Hospital Stays and Protracted Illness
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Patricia welcomes Jari Holland Buck, a business consultant, trainer and medical lay person who spent over seven months by the side of her critically ill husband. She is the author of ‘Hospital Stay Handbook: A Guide to Becoming a Patient Advocate for Your Loved Ones,” and offers a holistic approach to patient rights including practical advice and essential tools to create better care for yourself or another.
Episode Segments:
Jari Holland Buck -Part One
Jari discusses her experience with her husbands hospitalization, and how that inspired her to write the book. She also offers an important piece of advice to anyone else going through a similar situation take care of yourself first - and discusses the importance of a living will and power of attorney.
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Jari Holland Buck Part Two
Jeri talks about the emotional and practical ways to deal with holidays, weekends and nights the times your loved one may not be receiving the care they need. She also talks about dealing with the loss of your physical needs and the loss of intimacy.
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Jari Holland Buck Part Three
Jeri talks about the importance of knowing about the medications your loved one is receiving and how the drugs may interact with their bodies. She also stresses the importance of asking questions, and using the resources in her book as a guide.
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Jari Holland Buck Part Four
Jeri discusses hospital-acquired infections and how you can prevent them. She also talks about the response her book has received, and what she gained from the experience with her husbands illness.
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The author's vivid experiences form the basis of this guide to becoming a patient advocate. Along with practical advice for enforcing patient rights, executing power of attorney, and avoiding inappropriate hospital charges, the author also explores how to bolster the body, mind, and soul of a critically ill loved one through prayer, positivity, and spiritual healing.

Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Jari Holland Buck
Jari Holland Buck is an Organizational Consultant and Performance Coach with more than 25 years experience in retail, wholesale, discount, high technology, manufacturing and service-related organizations. She spent 10 years with Montgomery Wards in a variety of retail and personnel related positions while she worked her way through high school, college and graduate school. Upon receiving her Master's Degree from Northwestern University and a year with Wards at their corporate office in Chicago, she returned home to Minneapolis and began a 10-year commitment to Dayton Hudson Corporation. Jari’s career then took her to Kansas City as Director of Human Resources for Payless Cashways where she received a Training Award of Merit from National Home Center News for the "Basics of Supervision." In 1986, Jari began The Holland Group (re-named MAJESTIC WOLF in 2001), an organizational consulting practice. Jari has been recognized in the International Who's Who of Entrepreneurs, Who's Who of American Women, Who’s Who of the United States, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who of Business Executives and Who's Who of Emerging Leaders.

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