Dr. Patrick Donovan Urges Care of Patient, Not Illness, in New Book

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"Forty Years of Sacred Space" contends that patients want to be known, not just treated.

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Dr. Patrick Donovan has been a health care provider for more than 40 years. In that time, he has learned a number of lessons through his patients, and foremost among them is that patients want more than just to be cured: they want to be known. In his new book “Forty Years of Sacred Space: Life Lessons from a Doctor's Notebook” (published by Balboa Press) Donovan relates this and other observations to readers.

“Forty Years of Sacred Space” addresses what Donovan calls the “underlying misconceptions and dysfunctional understanding of illness and healing that has driven our present health care system to treat the illness instead of treating the patient who has the illness. We experience our illness. It is not separate from us. It is a healing journey we live.”

An excerpt from “Forty Years of Sacred Space”:

“Patients do not come to the doctor solely to be cured; they come to be Known. The ‘real medicine’ that heals each one of us on the deepest levels is not found in a pill, a food, or an exercise alone. It is found in the discovery of ourselves. We are healed in the realization of who we are and why we are here. As we live we are healed and the more fully we live our lives, the more fully we are healed.”

“Forty Years of Sacred Space”
By Dr. Patrick Donovan
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 154 pages | ISBN 9781452584409
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 154 pages | ISBN 9781452584386
E-Book | 154 pages | ISBN 9781452584393
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Dr. Patrick Donovan is a primary care naturopathic physician, author and educator voted by his peers as one of Seattle’s “Top Doctors” in the Seattle Metropolitan Magazine. He has also served as an adjunct clinical professor of medicine at Bastyr University for many years and was one of 23 physicians featured in Burton Goldberg’s book “An Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide to Cancer.” He has over 40 years of professional patient care experience.

Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit balboapress.com. To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.

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