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  • Families, Carers and Professionalsby Grainne Smith

    Wiley 2007; US$ 52.95 US$ 45.89

    The lack of practical information available to†the families of vulnerable individuals - and sometimes a similar lack of resources for the professionals who deal with them - can†lead to†frustration and in some cases tragedy. In this practical guide for anyone involved in†caring for patients with challenging behaviour, GrŠinne Smith (author of the bestselling... more...

  • Comprehensive Nursing Care for Parkinson's Diseaseby RN MScN Lisette K. Bunting-Perry; CRNP MSN Gwyn M. Vernon

    Springer Publishing Company 2007; US$ 77.99

    "This is a wonderful resource for nurses and other healthcare professionals providing care for patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD)÷.This unique book provides readers with access to multiple experts in the field and a wide variety of pertinent topics in the care of patients with PD. This is an excellent addition to the field and will be extremely... more...

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

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45

    Every day, thousands receive diagnoses of serious 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. In The Art of Conversation Through Serious Illness , the authors... more...

  • An Uncertain Inheritanceby Nell Casey

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Help Me Live, Revisedby Lori Hope

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2011; US$ 15.99

    Almost all of us know someone with cancer. † And, of course, we want nothing more than to offer comfort and support, and foster hope. But we don?t always know how?and may feel uncomfortable asking. Following her own treatment for cancer, Lori Hope created a survey for cancer survivors addressing issues they wanted their families, friends, and 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

    The use of animals for therapy is a burgeoning form of treatment for individuals with physical, emotional, or psychological illnesses. Written for students and general readers, Animal-Assisted Therapy offers a historical overview of the practice, detailing its growth and the many ways it is practiced today. Filled with illustrative examples,... more...

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

    American Academy of Pediatrics 2009; US$ 59.95

    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...