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Coping with a hospital stay
Carter, Sharon.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Rosen Pub. Group, 1987.
Physical Description:
108 pages ; 23 cm
Offers tips to teenagers on handling a stay in the hospital, including checking into the hospital, asking your doctor questions, coping with visitors, relieving boredom, and keeping up with school work.
General Note:
Includes index.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 6.6 4.0 12952.
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Booklist Review

Encouraging teenagers to assert their rights as patients and ask questions, Carter and Monig discuss ways to cope with hospital boredom, keep up with schoolwork, handle the emotional turmoil that often accompanies a hospital stay, and manage the "Gloria Glooms" and the "Little Mary Sunshines" who come to visit.

School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up Gelinas dispels the erroneous conception that shyness is virtuous and equivalent to modestybut rather is an exceedingly negative characteristic that is the very essence of deep selfishness and self-centeredness. This is not an easy ``how to'' or prescriptive book, but is instead a somewhat formal discussion of an emotional malady that deals with the more serious aspects of this handicap. Writing in second person, Gelinas discusses the types of shyness and forms of their expressions. Case histories verging on the pathological in nature are used to illustrate the frustration, anger, guilt, and self-hate that is characteristic of the truly shy. A five-step approach to rid oneself of shyness is enumerated. The book is not written in clinical terminology; nor is it a casual discussion. It is for serious readers who wish to understand and lessen the trauma of this personality problem. Crash courses in self-improvement are included in chapters on shyness in books such as Dianna Booher's Making Friends with Yourself and Other Strangers (Messner, 1982) and Alice Fleming's What To Say When You Don't Know What To Say (Macmillan, 1982), but these do not provide insight into the roots and expunction of this unwholesome condition as effectively as Gelinas. Sue Diehl, Robertsville Junior High School, Oak Ridge, Tenn. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.