Easy for You to Say Q&As for Teens Living with Chronic Illness or Disabilities by Miriam Kaufman
  

Synopsis

Easy for You to Say Q&As for Teens Living with Chronic Illness or Disabilities by Miriam Kaufman

The teenage years are some of the most demanding. Even the most well-adjusted youth struggles with the intense daily challenges of friends, family, school and wider society. But these problems pale in comparison to those faced by teenagers with a handicap or chronic illness such as spina bifida or cystic fibrosis. 'Get over it' or 'it's just a phase' is idle advice and little more than offensive. 'Easy for you to say', is the teenager's often-heard - and reasonable - response. Easy for You to Say profiles the lives of uniquely challenged teens as they work hard to make sense of the world and their places in it. The questions they pose are frank and courageous, many include street language that teens can identify with and readily understand. The issues front and centre in their lives are addressed, such as family, doctors and medical issues, friends and dating, school and work, alcohol and street drugs, medications and sexuality. Useful charts give reliable information on medication interactions and side effects. Dr. Kaufman is straightforward and honest, and provides solid information. Easy for You to Say addresses issues that often are not easy or pretty. It offers solid practical advice, straight talk and honest answers to questions that many would be too embarrassed to ask.

Reviews

'This very unusual book [...] is loaded with the kind of information disabled teens often need but may be too embarrassed to ask for'

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About the Author

Miriam Kaufman BSN, MD, FRCPC, is a pediatrician with the Division of Adolescent Medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children and associate professor, Department of Pediatrics, at the University of Toronto. She has been working with teens with chronic illness or disability for more than 20 years.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Author

Miriam Kaufman
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Publisher

Firefly Books Ltd

Publication date

30th August 2012

ISBN

9781770850996

Publisher Profile

Firefly Books Ltd is an imprint of Firefly Press Ltd

logo Firefly Press is a new children's and YA publisher based in Wales that publishes quality fiction for 5-19 years olds.

Publisher's Website

www.fireflypress.co.uk


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