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Only 10 Seconds to Care Engaging and inspiring short stories encourage you to think and talk about everyday problems in patient care. Patients benefit from a rare view of the challenges that their healthcare team faces when providing expert and compassionate care. Clinicians benefit from an inside view of the struggles of their patients.

Happiness in a Storm   Practical philosophy and science-based knowledge help you get good care and find some happiness while dealing with a medical challenge. You’ll learn how to set the stage for the miracle of physical healing by (1) obtaining sound knowledge, (2) nourishing realistic hope and (3) taking effective action.

When a Parent Has Cancer with Becky and the Worry Cup Awarded the 2006 Consumer Book Award by the American Journal of Nursing, this book set combines a book for adults with an illustrated children's book. Together, they offer information, advice and inspiration for dealing with the many issues that arise when a parent (or other important adult in the life of a child) is ill. 

After Cancer This reader-friendly guide helps you through the medical, emotional and practical issues that arise during the months and years following completion of cancer treatment. Written in a clear and concise question-and-answer format, After Cancer guides you to good follow-up care and helps you create a "new normal" that is the best it can be—in certain ways, even better than before. 

Diagnosis: Cancer This classic work has helped tens of thousands of cancer patients and their families through the challenges of diagnosis, evaluation and treatment. The third edition includes “Harpham’s Decision Tool,” a unique chart for helping you decide on your best course of treatment. This book educates and inspires people who are dealing with a new diagnosis—a first-time cancer diagnosis or a recurrence, as well as those who are in the middle of treatment.


Since 2005, Dr. Harpham has been writing the popular column, “View from the Other Side of the Stethoscope,” for Oncology Times. In 2007 and 2015 this column received the Silver Medal from American Society of Healthcare Publications for “Regular Column-contributed.” In most columns, Dr. Harpham grapples with one common dilemma of patient care, offering insight into the dynamics behind the problems and concluding with healing words for patients. Occasional columns are devoted to patient handouts.

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Dr. Harpham’s Blog on Healthy Survivorship provides a space where patients, families and healthcare professionals can exchange ideas and work together to find ways to overcome the obstacles to getting good care and living as fully as possible. With only rare exceptions, each post is less than 251 words. Whether offering a book review, responding to an article in the news or a comment on a prior post, or sharing an inspirational story, she uses every post to serve her mission of “Helping Others through the Synergy of Science and Caring.”


The Promise of Healthy Survivorship, special chapter in Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Personalized Care Oncology Nursing Society 2011 

Long-term Survivorship: Late Effects, special chapter in Principles and Practice of Supportive Oncology  Philadelphia: Lippincott 1998

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