Kathleen’s Books

The Buck Still Stops Nowhere: Why America’s Health Care is All Dollars and No Sense

New updated edition of the gaps and flaws of the American health care system and what you can do to change it. 

Embracing Two Lives:  A Journey of Love, Loss and Healing

Embracing Two Lives is Kathleen’s story of her love for and loss of her son and her celebration of his life as she tries to find meaning after his death. The story gives shape and vibrancy to his life and concludes with some of his poems and writings. An intimate and honest story of grief and healing.

The Buck Stops Nowhere:  Why America’s Health Care is All Dollars and No Sense

The Buck Still Stops NowhereThe Buck Stops Nowhere is the true story of America’s health care system. A lively, creative guide, it nails the fatal flaws and all the back stabbing characters in the nation’s largest industry. O’Connor lays out the competing and conflicting agendas of the health care stakeholders. Industry groups who read it will either love the book or love to hate it, while consumers— particularly those who have ever had a frustrating encounter with the health care system—will devour the book in just one sitting. Best of all, it is short, concise and easy to read. Most folks can finish it in less than 2 hours. This is a must read for anyone interested in health care. Written in 2001, with a second printing in 2003, the issues are the same today (2012), only the dollars and access to coverage has changed.  The dynamics and underlying issues remain the same. Available from Amazon or from Kathleen.

The Alzheimer’s Caregiver: Strategies for Support

Published in 1987, this was one of the early works for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients.  Part 2 includes stories from caregivers themselves and some early support groups.

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