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Own Your Care: A Family Guide to Navigating Complex Illness, Changing Health, or Unexpected Prognosis


Changes in health can be overwhelming. Get empowered to make the best decisions for you.

How can you make the most of living with declining health or strength? How can you manage your day-to-day life while living with a critical diagnosis or unexpected prognosis? How can you make the best healthcare decisions for you when you’re feeling lost?

Own Your Care offers patients and family members a guide to finding answers for what may feel like an overwhelming situation. Palliative care physician Dr. Jeanne Lee provides readers with expert guidance for managing common physical symptoms associated with advanced illness, making major healthcare decisions, handling the social aspects of living day to day with health issues, and coping with the emotional and spiritual struggles of life-altering medical news.

Filled with straightforward answers to common questions, Own Your Care empowers patients and family members to advocate for the information, assistance, and level of medical care most beneficial to them. This warm, authentic, and authoritative guide is designed to give peace of mind and a practical path forward for anyone experiencing uncertainty during the most vulnerable times of their life.