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  • The Man Who Learned to Walk Three Timesby Peter Kavanagh

    Knopf Canada 2015; US$ 29.95

    ?Peter Kavanagh?s ordeal is a story about endurance and perseverance?how a devastating disability became the motivation for growth?spiritual, intellectual and even physical. And how the victim of a terrible disease is able to avoid the debilitating handicap of victimhood through raw determination and enduring hopefulness.? ?Linden MacIntyre, author... more...

  • Privileged Presenceby Liz Crocker; Bev Johnson

    Bull Publishing Company 2014; US$ 14.99

    Privileged Presence is a collection of more than 50 stories that capture both the medical and emotional aspects of the health care experience through tales from those who have been there, and offers powerful messages about the essential ingredients of ?good? health care: respect, compassion, collaboration, open and honest communication, family involvement,... more...

  • The Truth About Big Medicineby Cheryl L. Brown; John T. James; Rosemary Gibson; Robert E. Oshel; Yanling Yu; Gerald Rogan; Evelyn V. McKnight; Denise S. Lasater; Stephen S. Tower; Daniel M. Saman; Kiran B. Sagar; Lisa McGiffert

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 44.99

    This title drills deeply into the broken American health care industry?demonstrating how the medical industry?s self-serving interests have run afoul of safe care. Written by passionate experts in multiple relevant fields, this book shows readers how the system works, why it works this way, how it harms and often kills people and how we can fix it.... more...

  • Staying Aliveby Phil Hammond

    Quercus 2015; Not Available

    In this committed and compassionate book, Phil Hammond - a doctor, journalist, campaigner and patient - argues for a bidet revolution in the NHS - from the bottom up, with patients leading the charge. What we can do for ourselves to live well often far outweighs what modern medicine and the NHS can do for us. And when we do need to use the NHS, getting... more...

  • Staying Aliveby Phil Hammond

    Quercus 2015; US$ 22.83

    In this committed and compassionate book, Phil Hammond - a doctor, journalist, campaigner and patient - argues for a bidet revolution in the NHS - from the bottom up, with patients leading the charge. What we can do for ourselves to live well often far outweighs what modern medicine and the NHS can do for us. And when we do need to use the NHS, getting... more...

  • Healthcare Reform in America: A Reference Handbook, 2nd Editionby Jennie Kronenfeld; Michael Kronenfeld

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 58.00

    Why does the United States produce poorer outcomes for Americans in terms of health care than most other developed countries that spend a lower percentage of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on health care? Should health insurance be private or should it be managed by the government? The second edition of Healthcare Reform in America: A Reference... more...

  • Ageing and Representationby Deborah Klee; Simone Bacchini; Gillian Crosby

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2015; US$ 199.00

    An increasing interest in the subject of "ageing" sets the backdrop for this E-book, setting out to explore the ways that ageing is portrayed, not only through news outlets but via entertainment platforms and political and public discourses. The chapters in this text are formed mainly from revised versions of talks from the speakers and contributors... more...

  • Hilfen im Alter kennen und nutzenby Sylvia Görnert-Stuckmann

    BC Publications 2012; US$ 4.76

    Immer mehr Menschen wollen im Alter eigenverantwortlich leben, doch was tun, wenn es alleine nicht mehr geht? Dieser praktische Ratgeber gibt Betroffenen und Angehörigen einen Überblick über alle Möglichkeiten heutiger Altenpflege. Angefangen von den verschiedenen Pflegestufen - wer bestimmt darüber, wo muss man welche Anträge stellen, wie wird die... more...

  • The Gift of Caringby M.S. Marcy Cottrell Houle; M.D. M.P.H. Elizabeth Eckstrom; Jennie Chin Hansen

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2015; US$ 12.99

    In the next few years, 66 million Americans will be caring for an aging parent. The desire to help our elders navigate health issues is clear and universal?how to assure proper care and a good ending is not. This book brings the reader into the all-too-familiar scenarios facing our aging parents, and provides the tools needed to help them spend... more...

  • Doctors at the Borders: Immigration and the Rise of Public Healthby Michael LeMay

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 60.00

    The period of 1820 to 1920 was one of mass migration to the United States from other nations of origin. This century-long period served to develop modern medicine with the acceptance of the germ theory of disease and the lessons learned from how immigration officials and doctors of the United States Marine Hospital Service (USMHS) confronted six major... more...