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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 $1,800 without knowing what it covers.-- In October of 2002 (one month after this book's release), the federal government... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 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 mend.... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99
?One of those rare books that can drastically lighten even the heaviest of loads.? ?Rosalynn Carter ?Trust me: there is no better guide to caregiving.? ?Bill Moyers Gail Sheehy, author of the groundbreaking Passages ?which was a New York Times bestseller for more than three years?now brings us Passages in Caregiving . In this... more...
- 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...
- Random House Australia 2010; US$ 13.04
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...