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  • Providing Compassionate Healthcareby Sue Shea; Robin Wynyard; Christos Lionis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Despite the scope and sophistication of contemporary health care, there is increasing international concern about the perceived lack of compassion in its delivery. Citing evidence that when the basic needs of patients are attended to with kindness and understanding, recovery often takes place at a faster level, patients cope more effectively with... more...

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

    Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • The Caregiver's Survival Handbook (Revised)by Alexis Abramson; Mary Anne Dunkin

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    Being a caregiver can be rewarding but demanding work-and more than 40 million adult children find themselves experiencing the double duty of caring for their elders as they try to carry on a life of their own. The mission of this book is to help caregivers figure out how to look after aging loved ones, provide for other family members, and attend... more...

  • Passages in Caregivingby Gail Sheehy

    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...

  • 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...

  • Handbook of Palliative Careby Christina Faull; Sharon de Caestecker; Alex Nicholson; Fraser Black

    Wiley 2012; US$ 63.95

    A Practical and Comprehensive Introduction to the Field of Palliative Medicine "This is not so much a handbook of palliative care as the handbook of palliative care." —Palliative Medicine The Third Edition of the BMA's 1999 Medical Book of the Year provides valuable insights into the complex issues that arise in the delivery of palliative... 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...

  • What Do You Do When Your Parents Live Forever?by Dan Cohn-Sherbok; Lavinia Cohn-Sherbok

    John Hunt Publishing 2007; US$ 9.99

    Life expectancy is going up. Our parents are increasingly likely to be living into their eighties and nineties. Many find themselves in the position of caring for their parents when they are already retired themselves, or not in good health, or still have children to support financially. Do you feel your parents are a burden? Do they feel that? How... more...

  • Deconstructing Evidence-Based Practiceby Dawn Freshwater; Gary Rolfe

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 62.95

    This innovative book strips the concept of evidence-based practice back to basics using deconstructive analysis, so that readers can move towards a clearer understanding of it. The practitioner is guided through a number of case studies in which the authors examine how the concept of evidence-based practice has been used in a variety of clinical settings.... more...

  • Looking after your ageing parentsby Prue Miller

    Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 24.50

    A practical, informative guide for looking after your ageing parents. more...