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The Resource Difficult patient : a nurse, misdiagnosed and left in agony for fifteen years : what she learned about the medical system, Sue Currie

Difficult patient : a nurse, misdiagnosed and left in agony for fifteen years : what she learned about the medical system, Sue Currie

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Difficult patient : a nurse, misdiagnosed and left in agony for fifteen years : what she learned about the medical system
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Difficult patient
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a nurse, misdiagnosed and left in agony for fifteen years : what she learned about the medical system
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Sue Currie
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eng
Summary
Imagine having a life-threatening illness only for doctors to think you were faking it. For more than 15 years, Sue Currie's had an incredibly rare strain of Porphyria that was left undiagnosed. She was admitted to hospital, in agony, more than 400 times but was labelled as a drug addict who was only after pain killers. Sue knew what she had and how it could be treated, but the 'experts' didn't believe her - at first they diagnosed her incorrectly and then spent the next decade trying to cover up their mistake. Sue became the difficult patient and it was her against the entire state medical system. Eventually, when Sue was barely able to walk and talk, after she'd attempted to take her own life, and her marriage was in ruins, Sue found the maverick who saved her life. Difficult Patient is the story of a survivor but also a chilling reminder that what happened to Sue could happen to anyone
Biography type
autobiography
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Currie, Sue
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Currie, Sue
  • Currie, Sue
  • Porphyria
  • Chronically ill
  • Diagnostic errors
  • Medical errors
Target audience
adult
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Difficult patient : a nurse, misdiagnosed and left in agony for fifteen years : what she learned about the medical system, Sue Currie
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rdacarrier.
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text
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p225977487
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
296 pages
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regular print reproduction
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9781925584097
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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Difficult patient : a nurse, misdiagnosed and left in agony for fifteen years : what she learned about the medical system, Sue Currie
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225977487
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
296 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925584097
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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