Every chapter starts with a story from Dr. Chiaramonte's practice. You will enjoy getting to know her patients and you will learn from every one of them. She also shares vulnerable stories from her own life and family. You'll gain strength and wisdom from Dr. Chiaramonte's stories and you'll see that we're all in this together.
Coping Courageously is packed with practical strategies for thriving as a family as you face serious illness together.
Coping Courageously tackles tough topics with wide eyes and a touch of dark humor. This book is not a downer. It is honest, brave, in-your-face, and a bit irreverent. Warning: you will find the occasional curse word!
My mission is to help families who are facing serious illness make the experience more manageable and more meaningful.
As a palliative care physician caring for families facing serious illness. I saw a difference between the families who were sad but coped well and the families who just fell apart. In some families, illness brought people closer together, and in others it tore them apart.
The families who didn't cope well, suffered more.
I want to help families facing illness to suffer less. I learned so much from my patients, their families, and my own caregiving journey. I will share what I learned with you, so you and your family can suffer less.
The book, Coping Courageously: A Heart-Centered Guide for Navigating a Loved One’s Illness Without Losing Yourself, will change the way you communicate with your loved ones and it will change the way you approach the experience of caregiving.
If after you've read the book, you'd like more guidance and support to help your family cope courageously with a serious illness, you've got options. From the recorded Coping Courageously Roadmap, to A Caregiver's Compass, to private 1:1 coaching with Dr. Chiaramonte, we can help you make caregiving more manageable and more meaningful.
Reading Coping Courageously is a prerequisite for coaching with Dr. Chiaramonte.