Post-Polio Health Care Considerations for Families and Friends

In the '80s and '90s, polio survivors themselves searched for answers to their new health problems, and Post-Polio Health International (PHI) responded by creating informational publications specifically for them. The change was gradual but by the mid-2000s, more calls came from family members and friends than from polio survivors themselves. The callers expressed fear, ignorance, confusion and guilt. They were afraid of what might happen to their loved one, ignorant of the basic facts about polio, confused about the late effects of polio and guilt-ridden because of what they did not know.

Recognizing the problem, PHI received funding from The Phyllis and Max Reynolds Foundation Inc. (Marquette, Michigan), with additional assistance from The Chervenak-Nunnallé Foundation (New York, New York), to develop answers to assure aging polio survivors receive appropriate medical treatment and care.

A panel of experts with experience in treating and educating the survivors of polio compiled facts and wisdom targeting family members and friends caring for relatives who had polio. Polio survivors and families suggested items to be included in the packet of information and reviewed it.

Post-Polio Health Care Considerations for Families and Friends

Price: $15.00
* Marked fields are required.
Qty: *