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  • 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...

  • Providing Compassionate Health Care: Challenges in Policy and Practiceby 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...

  • A Letter To Sophieby Carolyn Delezio; Ron Delezio

    Random House Australia 2010; US$ 14.85

    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...

  • Solaceby Walter St. John

    Bull Publishing Company 2011; US$ 9.95

    Contending with the difficult questions and circumstances that accompany chronic illness, this handbook aims to comfort those suffering from a sustained condition as well as their loved ones. Tips on what to do and say in exchanges between sufferers and those closest to them are provided in a no-nonsense manner and plain language. Five concise sections... more...

  • Cancer Caregiving A-to-Zby American Cancer Society

    American Cancer Society 2008; US$ 11.99

    Whether caring for one?s self at home or providing care for a loved one, this indispensable quick reference can improve quality of care and quality of life for those with cancer. Organized in a straight-forward alphabetical format, the book covers more than four dozen critical cancer caregiving topics, from anxiety to weight changes, and is filled... more...

  • When the Focus Is on Careby Kathleen Foley; John Seffrin

    American Cancer Society 2012; US$ 9.99

    Explaining how cancer patients can benefit from palliative care—care that addresses the psychological, social, and spiritual needs of the seriously ill patient—this book provides the information, support, and tools needed to cope and live well with cancer, even when the disease is not responsive to treatment. Written in a sensitive and conversational... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 mend.... more...

  • The Cancer Experienceby Roy B. Sessions; M.D. Edmund D. Pellegrino

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 57.99

    The Cancer Experience instructs doctors, medical students, and health care workers involved in cancer care on the proper role of medicine, the role of doctors, and the opportunities for connecting with patients as they make treatment and end of life decisions. It helps patients understand the issues facing doctors as they assist and care for them.... more...