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Medicine and disease in relation to psychology. Terminal care. Dying

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  • Being Mortalby Atul Gawande

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 10.66

    For most of human history, death was a common, ever-present possibility. It didn't matter whether you were five or fifty - every day was a roll of the dice. But now, as medical advances push the boundaries of survival further each year, we have become increasingly detached from the reality of being mortal. So here is a book about the modern experience... more...

  • Handbook of Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicineby Jerry M. Suls; Karina W. Davidson; Robert M. Kaplan

    Guilford Publications 2011; US$ 110.00

    What psychological and environmental forces have an impact on health? How does behavior contribute to wellness or illness? This comprehensive volume answers these questions and others with a state-of-the-art overview of theory, research, and practice at the interface of psychology and health. Leading experts from multiple disciplines explore how... more...

  • Die personenbedingte Kündigung wegen Krankheitby Renate Knauf

    Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 40.37

    Der praktisch bedeutsamste Fall der personenbedingten Kündigung ist die Kündigung wegen Krankheit. Zwar kann die Krankheit alleine eine Kündigung niemals rechtfertigen, jedoch ist sie auch kein Kündigungshindernis. Für den Arbeitnehmer treten neben der Belastung der Erkrankung noch die Gefahr des Verlustes der beruflichen Existenz auf, denn es kann... more...

  • Die Ausbildung Ehrenamtlicher für Sorgentelefoneby Susanne Pauer

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 30.98

    Über zwei Millionen Anrufe gehen jährlich bei der TelefonSeelsorge sowie viele weitere bei anderen Trägern von Seelsorge-Telefonen ein. Um diese Masse an Anrufen bewältigen zu können, werden häufig Ehrenamtliche für diese Aufgabe ausgebildet. Da diese Ehrenamtlichen zunächst meistens Laien in diesem Bereich sind, ist es notwendig sie entsprechend auf... more...

  • Sterben im Hospizby Stefan Dreßke

    Campus Verlag 2005; US$ 20.03

    Wenn wir ans Sterben denken, wünschen wir uns, ruhig und friedlich einzuschlafen. Vor allem aber wollen wir eine hohe Lebensqualität bis zum Lebensende. Diese Ansprüche lassen sich in der Praxis heutiger Pflegeheime und Krankenhäuser kaum erfüllen. Aus diesem Grund gibt es das Hospiz, das sich auch als "Labor des guten Sterbens" sehen lässt.... more...

  • Palliative Careby Diane E. Meier; Stephen L. Isaacs; Robert Hughes

    Wiley 2011; US$ 85.00

    Palliative Care is the first book to provide a comprehensive understanding of the new field that is transforming the way Americans deal with serious illness. Diane E. Meier, M.D., one of the field's leaders and a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "genius award" in 2009, opens the volume with a sweeping overview of the field. In her essay, Dr.... more...

  • The Hospice Companionby Perry G Fine

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 28.99

    The Hospice Companion is designed to promote, establish, maintain and continuously improve comprehensive systems of care that ensure the highest quality of services to meet the needs of patients and their families during the last phase of life. On behalf of their patients, all hospice providers must inculcate processes of care that lead to maximal... more...

  • Dignity Therapy : Final Words for Final Daysby Harvey Max Chochinov

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 48.99

    Maintaining dignity for patients approaching death is a core principle of palliative care. Translating that principle into methods of guiding care at the end of life, however, can be a complicated and daunting task. Dignity therapy, a psychological intervention developed by Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov and his internationally lauded research group, has... more...

  • Clear Cutby Ginny Jordan

    Lantern Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    How much can we lose and still remain whole? In the course of her life, Ginny Jordan has lost both breasts and her ovaries to cancer, undergone chemotherapy, experienced debilitating vertigo, and other conditions—at the same time as she has been a daughter, wife, mother of three, and member of a large, active family. In prose that is startling... more...