Fran, this sounds like a great book. I work in acute care at the hospital and I have a tough time getting an accurate description of pain from most patients who don't relate to the
pain scale of 0 - 10 or a card with faces. The most success I have is when I use a common example such as with a female - a "10" is the last stages of labor; with a male, a "10" is hitting your thumb with a hammer. It is very interesting to note how quickly a patient changes their real level of pain after hearing my description of "10".
Your book will be an asset in helping to explain procedures and
disease processes. I often use common household maladies to teach disease processes such as : clogged pipes for atherosclerosis and broken electric wire to explain neuropathy, etc.
Good luck with your project! Let me know when you publish!