In September, Tiffany Christensen – cystic fibrosis survivor and recipient of two double lung transplants – visited URMC and spoke with insight and passion about being her own patient advocate. Tiffany’s book, Sick Girl Speaks! Lessons and Ponderings Along the Road to Acceptance, is now available at Miner Library.
Tiffany’s prose is just as riveting as her “on-stage” delivery. Sick Girl Speaks! blends lessons Tiffany learned about advocating for herself with reflections on the spiritual aspects of illness, excerpts from her personal journals, and plenty of humor.
Tiffany has also authored We Are the Change: Transforming the Healthcare Experience through Partnership to inspire patients, families, and providers who want to build a more a patient-centered healthcare culture. We Are the Change is a workbook that guides patients and families through levels of empowerment, while providing medical professionals with strategies for partnering with them. This collection of practical tools, exercises, and information, together with Tiffany’s personal reflections, will be at Miner’s New Books display in November and available for borrowing later in the month.