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Fromer, Margot J. 1939-

FROMER, Margot J. 1939-

(Margot Joan Fromer)

PERSONAL: Born August 30, 1939, in New York, NY; daughter of Maurice Mordechai and Beatrice Constance (Neuman) Fromer. Education: Boston University, B.S., 1961; Columbia University, M.A., 1964, M.Ed., 1967; doctoral study at Georgetown University, 1980–81.

ADDRESSES: Home and office—1508 13th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20005.

CAREER: Delaware County Community College, Media, PA, instructor in nursing, 1971–74; Rutgers University, Camden, NJ, assistant professor of nursing, 1974–78; University of Delaware, Newark, assistant professor of nursing, 1978–80; Emergency Department News, New York, NY, feature writer, 1981–82; freelance writer, 1982–. Fromer Writing and Editing Service, president, 1981–. American University, adjunct professor; public speaker; presenter of workshops; guest on radio programs. Consultant to Resource Applications, National League for Nursing, and Washington Adventist Hospital.

MEMBER: American Medical Writers Association, American Society of Law and Medicine, Institute for Society, Ethics, and the Life Sciences, Authors Guild, Authors League of America, Sisters in Crime (founding president of Chesapeake chapter), Women and Health Roundtable, National Women's Health Network, American Civil Liberties Union, National Organization for Women, Washington Independent Writers.

AWARDS, HONORS: Grant from National Endowment for the Humanities, 1979; book of the year awards, American Journal of Nursing, 1982, for Ethical Issues in Health Care, and 1983, for Ethical Issues in Sexuality and Reproduction.

WRITINGS:

(Editor) Community Health Care and the Nursing Process, C.V. Mosby (St. Louis, MO), 1979, 2nd edition, 1983.

Ethical Issues in Health Care, C.V. Mosby (St. Louis, MO), 1981.

Ethical Issues in Sexuality and Reproduction, C.V. Mosby (St. Louis, MO), 1983.

(With Frances G. Conn) How to Quit Smoking in Thirty Days—without Cracking Up, Phillips-Neuman Co., 1982.

(Author of instructor's guide) Barbara Kozier and Glenora Erb, Fundamentals of Nursing, Addison-Wesley (Boston, MA), 1983.

AIDS: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Pinnacle Books (New York, NY), 1983.

Menopause, 1985.

Osteoporosis, 1986.

Scalpel's Edge (novel), 1991.

Night Shift (novel), 1993.

Surviving Childhood Cancer: A Guide for Families, American Psychiatric Press (Washington, DC), 1995.

The Endometriosis Survival Guide: Your Guide to the Latest Treatment Options and the Best Coping Strategies, New Harbinger Publications (Oakland, CA), 1998.

Healthy Living with Diabetes, New Harbinger Publications (Oakland, CA), 1998.

The Journey to Recovery: A Complete Guide to Cancer Chemotherapy, Adams (Holbrook, MA), 2001.

Author of a monograph, "Ethical Issues in Health Administration." Contributor to academic journals, popular magazines, and newspapers, including Savvy, Ladycom, Philadelphia, Psychology Today, Newsday, New York Times, Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, and Aches and Pains.

SIDELIGHTS: Margot Fromer once told CA: "I write about health because I think it's the single most precious human commodity and because, for the most part, people know almost nothing about the way their bodies work. The more they know, the more they can participate in maintaining their own good health and the more control they can have in repairing whatever goes wrong.

"Besides, people love to read about weird diseases and arcane goings-on in the hospital. And I love to write about it because it's all endlessly fascinating."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Library Journal, July, 1998, Janet M. Schneider, review of Healthy Living with Diabetes, p. 124; December, 1998, Elizabeth A. Williams, review of The Endometriosis Survival Guide: Your Guide to the Latest Treatment Options and the Best Coping Strategies, p. 144.

Publishers Weekly, June 15, 1998, review of Healthy Living with Diabetes, p. 57.

Readings: Journal of Reviews and Commentary in Mental Health, March, 1996, review of Surviving Childhood Cancer: A Guide for Families, p. 24.

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