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

  • Psychosocial Factors in Arthritisby Perry M. Nicassio

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 179.00

    This book provides an integrative approach for the management and care of the arthritis patient. Many different psychological, social, and behavioral factors have been shown to affect the quality of life of arthritis patients beyond the effects of the disease and the response to medications and treatments. The book establishes a biopsychosocial framework... more...

  • Multidisciplinary Management of Chronic Painby Sridhar Vasudevan

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 79.99

    "This book is a 'must have' resource in every physician/clinician practice setting."--Martin Grabois, M.D., Professor of PM&R, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston,TX. Dr. Vasudevan draws upon an accumulated reservoir of clinical expertise to provide readers with an up-to-date and highly readable guide to multidisciplinary pain management. . .... more...

  • New Directions in the Ethics of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasiaby Michael Cholbi; Jukka Varelius

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 129.00

    This book provides novel perspectives on the ethical justifiability of assisted dying. Seeking to go beyond traditional debates on topics such as the value of human life and questions surrounding intention and causation, this volume promises to shift the terrain of the ethical debates about assisted dying. It reconsiders the role of patient autonomy... more...

  • Ehrenamtliche Sterbebegleitungby Monika Müller; Wolfgang Heinemann

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015; US$ 37.84

    Die meisten Menschen in Deutschland sterben in Institutionen wie Krankenhäusern oder Pflegeheimen, wo die Personalsituation oft angespannt ist. Damit Patienten und Bewohner in Würde und Geborgenheit ihr Lebensende erleben können, unterstützen zahlreiche ehrenamtliche Sterbebegleiter/-innen die hauptamtlich Tätigen. Die Ehrenamtlichen bringen durch... more...

  • Respiratory Healthby Mieczyslaw Pokorski

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 139.00

    The tracheobronchial tree is open to the environment surrounding the body. Respiration has thus the essential bearing on general morbidity, vulnerability to disease and immunity. Further, respiratory function shapes the neuropsychological responses to succumbing to disease, controls the mind-to-body interaction and sets the perception of quality of... more...

  • Health Psychology, 2nd Editionby Deborah Fish Ragin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 164.00

    A truly interdisciplinary approach to the study of health, Health Psychology: An Interdisciplinary Approach uses the social ecological perspective to explore the impact of five systems on individual health outcomes: individual, culture/family, social/physical environment, health systems and health policy. In order to provide readers with an understanding... more...

  • Critical Careby Peter Sedgwick; Andrew Todd; Jonathan Pye; Rodney Baxendale; Hamish Ferguson-Stuart; Stephen Flatt; Anne McCormick; Layla Welford; Karen Mackinnon; Mirabai Galashan; Julian Raffay; Richard Wharton; Mark Clayton; Debbie Hodge; Charles Thody; Steve Nolan

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015; US$ 34.95

    Focusing on spiritual care within the delivery and provision of healthcare today, the contributors combine academic and professional expertise to discuss themes including: spirituality, pluralism and multi-faith practice, healthcare ethics, legal and policy issues, mental health, and beginning and end of life issues. more...

  • Compassionate Communitiesby Klaus Wegleitner; Katharina Heimerl; Allan Kellehear

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Compassionate communities are communities that provide assistance for those in need of end of life care, separate from any official heath service provision that may already be available within the community. This idea was developed in 2005 in Allan Kellehear?s seminal volume- Compassionate Cities: Public Health and End of Life Care. In the ensuing... more...

  • Palliative Careby Harold Y. Vanderpool

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    The long history of medical care for the dying has largely been neglected. It began in 1605 when physicians were challenged to enable persons to die peacefully. Today it includes palliation of oppressive symptoms, emotional and psychological care, and respect for the wishes and cultural backgrounds of patients and families. Especially since the 1990s,... more...

  • Sustainable Working Livesby Jukka Vuori; Roland Blonk; Richard H. Price

    Springer Netherlands 2015; US$ 179.00

    The purpose of this volume is to describe the impact of the increased demand for flexibility on employees and its impact on their individual work life trajectories and health. The volume offers concrete examples of interventions aimed to find innovative ways of sustainable work careers for today's workers. We focus on the school to work transition,... more...