You are not immune to the confusion and anxiety
that comes with having a loved one in the hospital. You must become
their advocate to help them get the best treatment possible. Critical
Conditions offers you a comprehensive field guide for keeping
your loved one safe during their hospitalization.
You will learn to:
Prevent deadly medical errors, medication mistakes,
and infectious diseases.
Reach doctors when you need them—every time.
Be proactive as you oversee your loved one's hospital care.
Navigate and manage the hospital system with confidence.
Martine is a writer and patient advocate. She has had several of her articles on hospital patient safety published in national magazines and newspapers and has been interviewed on numerous nationally syndicated radio shows. She currently lectures on the topic of "How to Survive a Hospital Stay" at universities, organizations and bookstores. Martine has also had stories published in bestselling books, has written for newspapers and magazines, and with past businesses has appeared on national TV talk and news shows (ABC World News Tonight, Phil Donahue, Jenny Jones and more) in national magazines (Time, Inc., The Economist, and more) and in national newspapers (Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and more.)
She received her masters degree with honors in psychology from Pepperdine University, Los Angeles. She currently runs writing groups for at-risk teenagers and adults and publishes literary magazines of her students' work.
Martine lives in Los Angeles, CA, with her husband and their daughter.