NFAA Book Award Winner -- Gold Award
Joanna Breyer balances profound compassion with pragmatism to provide an extraordinarily valuable guide to the management and care of sick children... This book should be compulsory reading for anyone facing these terrifying conundrums and life-altering decisions.
[This book] is a wonder. I stand in awe at how comprehensive it is in guiding parents through maintaining confidence and alleviating fear during what can be an extremely challenging experience. A great clinician, [Joanna Breyer] is above all an inspired teacher who provides a treasure trove of advice for those facing the greatest fear parents have-that of losing a child.
A compassionate, informative, and clear-eyed guide [that] lights the way for parents of children with cancer [and] provides comfort during a confusing, shocking, and despairing time.
This is definitely the book to read if you have a sick child... also an excellent guide for paediatric medical staff, who will learn working tools that improve the quality of their work and the quality of their patients´ lives. I recommend it without hesitation and wish I´d had it earlier in my professional career.
An incredibly important contribution for families with a child who has a serious illness.
[Breyer] proves to be the expert friend and advocate everyone needs: informative, steady, sympathetic, and - if treatment fails - unflinching at the prospect of loss.
[This book lists] every possible resource that might help parents with meticulous care, but its greatest value may lie in its sympathetic understanding of the psychological problems that arise during this stressful time and how to resolve them.
A fantastic book that compassionately and sensitively prepares parents for the emotional and practical demands of caring for a child within the hospital system.