"Straightforward and concisely outlined for easy reading. Knowledge is power and this book arms the reader with knowledge to take control of their health care preferences! This book is Patient-centered!" "This is an important book on a subject that is often difficult for families to discuss. Every person and every family will face difficult health care choices one day. Fern Baudo is a compassionate and concerned Adult Nurse Practitioner who expertly explains the issues involved in health care decision-making. I highly recommend that families read this book and use it as a discussion tool so that they can make informed decisions about their own health care and that of their loved ones." "This book speaks to the challenges and hurdles individuals face as they navigate a complex and confusing health care system in regards to insuring their wishes, and desires for care at the end of their journey is heard and acknowledged. Baudo skillfully combines her advanced practice knowledge with compassionate presence and the advocacy needed to address the Advanced Care Planning Process." "The book is very informative and brings to the surface, in a compassionate format, a topic that we all avoid – Advance Care Planning. With the 'Aging of America', this book is a must read for everyone involved with the health care system." "Kudos to Fern for laying everything out and explaining it in simple terms that anyone and everyone can understand." "If I Only Knew specifically highlights the pitfalls of making uninformed decisions. It is a must read for those who wish to remain in control even when they may not be able to communicate their philosophies about quality of life due to a medical condition or event. Fern's command of the medical, emotional and practical issues at hand is at a minimum remarkable."