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  • The Art of Conversation Through Serious Illnessby Richard McQuellon; Michael Cowan

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 14.99

    Every day, thousands of people receive a diagnosis of serious, life-threatening illness, and their families and friends suddenly become caregivers. Despite the best of intentions it is not always easy to communicate well under these circumstances, or find deep empathy for something one has never before experienced. When is it best to speak, and when... more...

  • An Uncertain Inheritanceby Nell Casey

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    In this eloquent collection of essays?from the editor of the national bestseller Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression ?contributors reveal their experiences in caring for family through illness and death Today, thirty million people look after frail family members in their own homes. This number will increase drastically over the next decade?as... more...

  • Caring for Our Parentsby Howard Gleckman

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 8.99

    When his mother-in-law died suddenly and his seriously ill father-in-law was left with no one to care for him, the author and his wife were thrust into the complex and overwhelming world of long-term care. Just months later his own father fell sick, and the couple struggled to help care for him too?from 1000 miles away. Over the next year-and-a-half,... more...

  • The Good Caregiverby Robert L. Kane

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    -Jane Gross, New York Times "Dr. Kane is not just one of the world's foremost authorities in geriatric medicine and long-term care, he is also a passionate advocate for the ill-met needs of people facing the real and difficult realities of an aging society...This book combines a kind of pilot's check list for families entering unchartered territory,... more...

  • Help Me Live, Revisedby Lori Hope

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2011; US$ 15.99

    Foreword by Rachel Naomi Remen, MD ? xi   Preface to the Revised Edition ? 1   Introduction ? 7   Part I: 20 Things People with Cancer Want You to Know   1. ?It?s okay to say or do the ?wrong? thing.? ? 15   2. ?I need to know you?re here for me, but if you can?t be, you can still show you care.? ? 23   3. ?I like to hear success stories,... more...

  • What Dying People Wantby David Kuhl

    PublicAffairs 2003; US$ 16.95

    An internationally renowned palliative care physician offers sensitive guidance, solace, and helpful strategies for people living with a terminal illness and their caregivers more...

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/MEby Elizabeth Turp

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011; US$ 18.95

    This book provides the families and friends of people with CFS/ME with an introduction to the condition, and explains what can be done to support those who have it. It offers useful advice on how to help a loved one cope with it, and suggests ways to help them with everyday issues such as personal hygiene, nutrition, finances, and relationships. more...

  • Animal-Assisted Therapyby Donald Altschiller

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 39.00

    This comprehensive overview of the many types of animal-assisted therapy provides the perfect reference for students, general readers, pet owners, animal care specialists, psychologists, occupational and physical therapists, and mental health professionals. more...

  • Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schoolsby Elaine A. Donoghue; Colleen A. Kraft

    American Academy of Pediatrics 2009; US$ 45.00

    All-new guide to help caregivers and teachers face the challenges of caring for children with chronic medical conditions and special health care needs. The health conditions described in this book cover a spectrum of chronic illnesses, acute situations, selected developmental and behavioral problems, and special health care needs, with a special... more...

  • Making Health Care Wholeby Christina Puchalski; Betty Ferrell

    Templeton Press 2011; US$ 24.99

    In the last fifteen years, the field of palliative care has experienced a surge in interest in spirituality as an important aspect of caring for seriously ill and dying patients. While spirituality has been generally recognized as an essential dimension of palliative care, uniformity of spiritual care practice has been lacking across health care settings... more...