Growing up in a small coastal town south of Boston, Patricia Scott was always doing something. As a child with two brothers and two sisters, she had no shortage of companions. She was a good student, involved in multiple school organizations and clubs, played in the school orchestra, and trained as a figure skater. Occupational therapy was a serendipitous career path for her to follow as it embodies active engagement in society as a source of health and self-esteem. As an occupational therapist, Dr. Scott treated people experiencing problems with role identification. In 1997, Dr. Scott’s own role identification was threatened. She was told her 20-year course of autoimmune hepatitis caused irreversible cirrhosis, and the only option was liver transplantation. She did not want to be a patient or a ‘sick’ person, and importantly she did not know-how. She scoured the research literature for information that would help her understand what her life would be like during and after transplantation. She found little. Now retired as Professor Emeritus from Indiana University, Patricia Scott is spending her time tying up loose ends with her research so that others can benefit from her findings, working to maintain health, and enjoying time with family and friends. Most importantly to her, she is spending precious time with her beloved husband and lifelong love, Karl Mann, at home and traveling the world.
About The Book
There is a turning point in everyone’s lives. Nobody knows when that point will come or at what age, but it will be a phase for you to learn. Just like every single one of us, the writer of this book went through the roughest phase and came out on top by sticking to her heart and soul. Doctor Patricia Scott, a doctor who is ready to inspire the masses with her new book, Resilience, writes the book. In this book, Doctor Patricia Scott shares the strategies based on her experience as an occupational therapy researcher and academician, which successfully allowed her to live a productive life. It will talk about how in the face of two liver transplants, spinal cancer, a medically induced stroke, and complicated autoimmune pneumonia, she earned a Ph.D. and is a celebrated teacher and an internationally recognized scholar. The book is inspirational for those interested in learning about how one woman refused to give in to a barrage of unwelcome and unanticipated life events. It is also chock full of lessons learned about how to face the uncertainty of survival. In addition, how to fight the seductive dependency of the health care system.
Why Read It?
Why Read It?
The complexities of autoimmunity and Liver Transplantation
Embrace yourself as separate from your medical condition (s). What you believe, stand for, and strive to achieve cannot be taken away.
Recognize others will try to diminish your sense to a disease. Resist. Educate yourself and make your own powerful decision.
Learn how to maintain yourself as YOU want to be. Well-meaning others may try to diminish you.
Find that person or persons, you can count on, that you can trust, to support you unconditionally and rescue you when you need it.
Discover how to escape the seductive nature of the health care system and assertively live your life— recognizing when your mind or body fails you.
Learn to make your own decisions. Within reason resist do-gooders who want to tell you what to do. Always remember, they mean well.
Learn to appreciate the possibilities of life while managing the inevitabilities of life
Accept that staying positive and pushing your illnesses to the back of your mind, is not going to make it go away. Your self-management always operates under the surface. Never underestimate the importance of those we love, and who love us.
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What Our Clients Say
Patty faced adversity with few complaints; I can’t imagine that I, or many others, would have retained her positive outlook. Even though she faced numerous health challenges, it didn’t slow her down in achieving professional success and leading a full life
Donna Lynne DPH
SVP and COO, Columbia University Medical
Center, CEO, Columbia Doctors
I can give them a new liver but you can tell them how to live their lives.
A Joseph Tector, MD, PHD
then Head of Transplantation
Indiana Health University Hospital
Patty always took her problems in stride, she never allowed them to interfere with what was most important. She acknowledged her latest situation and then moved on to what was happening in life at the present
AnneMarie Potter PhD, OTR
Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy
Patricia Scott has a style of writing which made me feel as though we were having a long intimate conversation about her life’s journey. I am still absorbing her commitment to her chosen profession, her perseverance to overcome her numerous health challenges and her heartfelt dedication to help and support those who face the life-threatening need for a transplant, and with encouragement to continue living their lives. Great read or not to be missed.