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  • An Unintended Journeyby Janet Yagoda Shagam

    Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    According to the 2009 census, more than five million people living in the United States have Alzheimer's disease or some other form of dementia. Not reported in these statistics are the fifteen million family caregivers who, in total, contribute seventeen billion hours of unpaid care each year. This book addresses the needs and challenges faced by... more...

  • Leaning into Sharp Pointsby Stan PhD Goldberg

    New World Library 2012; US$ 14.95

    Everyone wants to ?do the right thing,? and this book provides the often-elusive how-to; from bedside etiquette and practical decisions to initiating difficult conversations, navigating rapid changes, caring for oneself in the midst of caring for another, and even offering ?permission? to die. more...

  • Advances in Contemporary Health Care for Vulnerable Populationsby Debra Jackson; Adeline Nyamathi; Mark Hayter; Bernie Carter

    eContent Management Pty Ltd 2012; US$ 110.00

    As a characteristic, vulnerability is considered undesirable, and is associated with susceptibility, debility, failure, flaw and weakness. In the context of population health, vulnerability is also viewed as detrimental, and has been defined as the degree of 'relative risk or susceptibility to adverse health outcomes' (Flaskerud & Winslow, 1998, p.... more...

  • Spirituality in Patient Careby Harold G. Koenig

    Templeton Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    Praise for the previous edition: “I highly recommend this book as reading for all physicians and would certainly recommend it for any course on medical ethics and/or required reading for any medical student.”— Journal of the National Medical Association   Since the publication of the first edition of Spirituality in Patient... more...

  • Advances in Health Care for Marginalised Populationsby Debra Jackson; Michelle Cleary; Judy Mannix

    eContent Management Pty Ltd 2013; US$ 126.50

    Resilience can only be in evidence when an adverse situation is faced (Jackson et al., 2007), and until such a situation is confronted, it can be difficult to anticipate how one might react to a particular event or situation. However, the literature identifies various traits and qualities associated with resilience, and these include adaptability,... more...

  • Transforming Systems for Parental Depression and Early Childhood Developmental Delaysby Dana Schultz; Kerry A. Reynolds; Lisa M. Sontag-Padilla; Susan L. Lovejoy; Ray Firth

    RAND Corporation 2013; US$ 3.95

    The Helping Families Raise Healthy Children initiative addressed depression among parents of children with early childhood developmental delays, aligning the early intervention and behavioral health systems with a focus on relationship-based care. The initiative focused on identification of at-risk families, referral, and engagement in services that... more...

  • That Went Wellby Terrell Harris Dougan

    Hyperion 2009; US$ 11.99

    Meet Terrell Dougan's sister, Irene: a woman in her sixties who still believes in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny--but who also enjoys playing those characters for the children at the local hospital; whose favorite outfit, which she'll sneak into whenever Terrell's back is turned, consists of Mickey Mouse kneesocks and shorts; who wins over the neighborhood... more...

  • The Acute-Care Nurse Practitionerby Judy Rashotte

    Athabasca University Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    The Acute-Care Nurse Practitioner is based on in-depth interviews with twenty-six nurse practitioners working in acute-care settings within tertiary-care institutions all across Canada. Employing a hermeneutic approach, Rashotte explores the perspectives from which NPs view their reality as they undergo a transformational journey of becoming?a journey... more...

  • That Went Wellby Terrell Harris Dougan

    Hyperion 2009; Not Available

    Meet Terrell Dougan's sister, Irene: a woman in her sixties who still believes in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny--but who also enjoys playing those characters for the children at the local hospital; whose favorite outfit, which she'll sneak into whenever Terrell's back is turned, consists of Mickey Mouse kneesocks and shorts; who wins over the neighborhood... more...

  • Medicine and Compassionby Chokyi Nyima; David R Shlim; Erik Pema Kunsang; Harvey Fineberg; Donald Fineberg

    Wisdom Publications 2012; Not Available

    It is estimated that some 54 million people in the U.S. act as informal caregivers for ill or disabled loved ones. We can add to these countless workers in the fields of health and human service, and yet there is still not enough help to go around: as many as three fourths of our informal caregivers report "going it alone." It's no wonder that "caregiver... more...