“A groundbreaking guide for families facing medical challenges.” 
- Mark Dant
Chairman, Board of Directors of The EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases and parent to a child with a rare disease  
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Afraid of the Doctor:  Every Parent's Guide to Preventing and Managing Medical Trauma is the first book written for parents with the primary goal of equipping them with the knowledge and skills to support their children through medical challenges.


Medical trauma and experiences in healthcare can profoundly affect a child’s response and willingness to even go to the doctor. Yet, the challenge of medical trauma is often under-recognized and overlooked in the healthcare system, leaving parents to learn about it and manage it on their own.


When parents understand medical trauma and learn strategies to reduce and even prevent it, they become empowered to better care for their child’s emotional and physical health.

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