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The Resource Difficult patien+ : a nurse, misdiagnosed and left in agony for fifteen years..., Sue Currie

Difficult patien+ : a nurse, misdiagnosed and left in agony for fifteen years..., Sue Currie

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Difficult patien+ : a nurse, misdiagnosed and left in agony for fifteen years...
Title
Difficult patien+
Title remainder
a nurse, misdiagnosed and left in agony for fifteen years...
Statement of responsibility
Sue Currie
Title variation
Difficult patient
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Imagine having a life-threatening illness only for doctors to think you?re faking it. Sue was admitted to hospital, in agony, hundreds of times, but when her disease was assessed as not serious enough to be causing that level of pain, she was labelled as mentally ill and manipulative, a drug addict shopping for painkillers. Eventually, after years of fighting and irreversible damage to her body and mind, she found the medical maverick who would save her life. Sue Currie suffers from a strain of porphyria so rare that she was only the 18th known case in the world. In 1991, the medicine she needed had a guaranteed Fed Ex delivery date of four days from Europe. But hers took fifteen years, three months, and twenty-two days
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. Difficult Patient is the story of a survivor but also a chilling reminder that what happened to Sue could happen to anyone.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10640040
Cataloging source
NALB
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Currie, Sue
Dewey number
B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Currie, Sue
  • Nurses
  • Porphyria
  • Diagnostic errors
  • Nurses
Target audience
adult
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a nurse, misdiagnosed and left in agony for fifteen years : what she learned about the medical system
Label
Difficult patien+ : a nurse, misdiagnosed and left in agony for fifteen years..., Sue Currie
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
000060015389
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781925584097
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)989863031
Label
Difficult patien+ : a nurse, misdiagnosed and left in agony for fifteen years..., Sue Currie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
000060015389
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781925584097
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)989863031

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