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  • Raising Generation Rxby Linda M. Blum

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    Recent years have seen an explosion in the number of children diagnosed with ?invisible disabilities? such as ADHD, mood and conduct disorders, and high-functioning autism spectrum disorders. Whether they are viewed as biological problems in brain wiring or as results of the increasing medicalization of childhood, the burden of dealing with the day-to-day... more...

  • The Burden of Sympathy: How Families Cope With Mental Illnessby David A. Karp

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 17.99

    In this vivid and thoughtful study, David Karp chronicles the experiences of the family members of the mentally ill, and how they draw boundaries of sympathy to avoid being engulfed by the day-to-day suffering of a loved one. Working from sixty extensive interviews, the author reveals striking similarities in the experiences of caregivers: the feelings... more...

  • The Anatomy of Hopeby Jerome Groopman

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 16.00

    An inspiring and profoundly enlightening exploration of one doctor?s discovery of how hope can change the course of illness Since the time of the ancient Greeks, human beings have believed that hope is essential to life. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Harvard Medical School professor and New Yorker staff writer Jerome Groopman shows us why. ... more...

  • The Intelligent Patient's Guide to the Doctor-Patient Relationshipby Barbara M. Korsch; Caroline Harding

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 18.99

    Do you feel that your doctor doesn't pay attention to what you say? Does your doctor cut you off when you try to explain how you feel? Do you think your doctor could remember your name without referring to your chart? Does your doctor seem to be in such a hurry that you don't even get a chance to ask your most important questions? Do you spend more... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Long-Term Care Planningby Marilee Driscoll

    DK Publishing 2002; US$ 19.95

    The basic motivators will drive people to want to learn more about this topic -- fear, money, and insecurity.-- Consumers fear losing their life savings to LTC costs. Yet, they hesitate to buy insurance with an annual premium of $1,800 without knowing what it covers.-- In October of 2002 (one month after this book's release), the federal government... more...

  • A Bittersweet Seasonby Jane Gross

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    Prologue Finding Our Better Selves The day I started writing this book, I spent hours commiserating by telephone with three friends who were being turned upside down by the needs of their aging parents. One lived a short distance from her mother, who was in precarious health, bouncing back and forth between home and hospital, unwilling to consider... more...

  • A Letter To Sophieby Carolyn Delezio; Ron Delezio

    Random House Australia 2010; US$ 13.26

    A moving and beautiful collectionfrom Sophie Delezio's Mum and Dad's private diaries 18/12/03 Princess, your lips were red today! What beautiful lips. You are a miracle to have survived your serious injuries this long and I am so proud of you. My darling, we are taking just one hour at a time and you have survived your second serious operation since... more...

  • Cancer Caregiving A-to-Zby American Cancer Society

    American Cancer Society 2008; US$ 11.99

    Whether caring for one?s self at home or providing care for a loved one, this indispensable quick reference can improve quality of care and quality of life for those with cancer. Organized in a straight-forward alphabetical format, the book covers more than four dozen critical cancer caregiving topics, from anxiety to weight changes, and is filled... more...

  • To Love What Isby Alix Kates Shulman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 14.99

    A personal story of crisis, commitment, and hope from the best-selling author of Memoirs of An Ex-Prom Queen One day it happens, the dreaded thing that will change your life forever, the more dreadful because, though you've half expected it, you don't know what form it will take or when it will come, and whether or not you will rise to the... more...

  • Share the Careby Cappy Capossela; Sheila Warnock; Sukie Miller

    Touchstone 2010; US$ 16.99

    You Don't Have to Do It Alone Whether you're prepared for it or not, chances are you'll take on the role of caregiver when a family member or friend is affected by a serious illness or injury, or when you find your elderly parent needs help. As you'll soon discover, the range of tasks and responsibilities involved are overwhelming. Share... more...