Eventually, each of us will face the doctor and receive news that will shatter our dreams. In that moment, we can choose between passionately living or bemoaning our existence until death. The author, a medical doctor with more than 20 years of practice, believes that God created us to be overcomers. We can make powerful choices in the midst of our pain to vastly influence recovery and healing!
When the diagnosis is serious, what makes the difference between hope and despair? As a practicing oncologist, Dr. Al Weir works daily with patients who receive bad news. A medical doctor with a pastors heart, Dr. Weir knows from experience that its the patients focus, not the diagnosis, that indicates whether one will slip into despair and hopelessness or have the courage to live each day fully. Resilience of spirit can powerfully influence recovery and healing, and within our crisis, the choices we make are important. When Your Doctor Has Bad News offers no easy answers, no quick outs. But it does equip you to weather the storm you are facing and emerge whole again. Practical tips provide questions for you to ask your doctor and choices you can make to achieve your best chances for healing. Real-life stories show how others have coped with life-threatening illness, walked with God, and won. You can deepen communion with God in the midst of medical crisis. When Your Doctor Has Bad News gives you proven principles that will enable you to choose a life worth living, no matter what news the doctor has given you. Dr. Weir . . . guides the readerespecially the one who has received bad newspast the soul-numbing shock of a dismal medical report. He reminds us of the soothing comfort available in the Word of God, of the heartwarming precepts upon which we can build a new life, and of the simple steps a family can take to promote hope and healing. Joni Eareckson Tada (from the introduction)
Al B. Weir, M.D. is a hematologist and oncologist in private practice in Memphis, Tennessee, and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Tennessee. He serves as the national president of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations and lives with his family in Germantown, Tennessee.