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  • The Perils of Patient Governmentby Joseph W. Lella; J.R. Bayne; J.Z. Csank; J. McKay

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 34.95

    In 1964 the Senate Committee on Aging reported that "once admitted to an institution ... the veteran begins ... to show signs of social and physical degeneration," a phenomenon that has not escapted the attention of clinicians, social scientists, veterans, and other chronic-care patients. Assuming that social withdrawal in the institutional setting... more...

  • What Your Doctor Really Thinksby Ian M.D. Blumer

    Dundurn 1999; US$ 9.99

    Ian Blumer looks at the doctor-patient relationship what your doctor will and wont tell you in the examining room. 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...

  • The Stroke Bookby June Biermann; Barbara Toohey

    Penguin Group US 2005; US$ 16.95

    An indispensable, sensitive guide for stroke sufferers and those who care for them According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, an American suffers a stroke every forty-five seconds. More than 700,000 Americans each year find themselves struggling to recover from this affliction?and many hundreds of thousands more are there to help them... more...

  • Doing the Right Thingby Roberta Satow.

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 14.95

    Now in paperback, one of the first books to help navigate the profound emotional challenges of caring for elderly parents in a strained parent-child relationship. more...

  • Passages in Caregivingby Gail Sheehy

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 21.99

    "I didn't expect this." No one really expects it, but at some time or another, just about everyone has been—or will be—responsible for giving care, for a sustained period, to someone close to them. Gail Sheehy, who has chronicled every major turning point for twentieth-century Americans, as well as reported on everything from politics... more...

  • A Bittersweet Seasonby Jane Gross

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    Just a few of the vitally important lessons in caring for your aging parent?and yourself?from Jane Gross in A Bittersweet Season As painful as the role reversal between parent and child may be for you, assume it is worse for your mother or father, so take care not to demean or humiliate them. Avoid hospitals and emergency rooms, as well as multiple... more...

  • A Letter To Sophieby Carolyn Delezio; Ron Delezio

    Random House Australia 2010; US$ 17.07

    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...