My name is James Radke. I have a PhD in Pharmacology and have been a professional medical writer since 2000 (see www.wordpharm.com ). I am also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Combining these two passions, I hope to create a series of books designed to help children with a newly diagnosed medical condition understand their condition and its treatment. Most patient education material is designed for adult patients with a fairly high level of readability. It is time we empower children to be part of their own healing process.
A 10 year old boy is in the Emergency Department waiting for the doctor to treat his broken arm. He is scared, confused and in pain. And he just wants to go home. Fortunately, a retired laboratory rat named Pierre is there to help the boy learn about his broken arm and why he needs a splint and a plaster cast.