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  • Spiritual Caregivingby Verna Benner Carson; Harold G. Koenig

    Templeton Press 2008; US$ 9.99

    With today's cumbersome insurance procedures, government regulations, endless paperwork, and concerns about malpractice rates, many health care professionals are asking: "Why am I doing this? Am I making a difference to my patients? Is there a better way?and if so, what is it?" In this book, Carson and Koenig examine the state of the health care... more...

  • Fragile Livesby Beverley McNamara

    Allen & Unwin 2001; US$ 31.81

    A sensitively observed ethnographic account of the experience of terminal illness and care. more...

  • Families, Carers and Professionalsby Grainne Smith

    Wiley 2007; US$ 50.95

    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, Gráinne... more...

  • Life with Popby Janis Abrahms Spring; Michael Spring

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    From bestselling author and clinical psychologist Janis Abrahms Spring comes a refreshingly honest and tender portrait of a devoted daughter caring for her father through his final years of life After her mother died, Janis Abrahms Spring "inherited" her father-Pop- and set off on an all-consuming five-year mission to make his days as rich and... more...

  • Take Your Oxygen Firstby Leeza Gibbons; James Huysman; Rosemary DeAngelis Laird

    LaChance Publishing LLC 2009; US$ 9.99

    Designed for those giving care to individuals with Alzheimer?s disease and other memory loss disorders, this informative and inspiring guide explores how to take care of oneself in order to meet the challenges of giving care to another. Heartfelt, candid accounts by television host Leeza Gibbons and the members of her family—who cared for Leeza?s... more...

  • Ways You Can Helpby Margaret Cooke

    Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 8.99

    Drawing on her own personal experience, Margaret Cooke offers sensitive, sensible advice to anyone who feels awkward or uncomfortable near people in emotional or physical pain. more...

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

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 14.99

    Every day, thousands of people receive a diagnosis of serious, life-threatening 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. When is it best to speak, and when... more...

  • An Uncertain Inheritanceby Nell Casey

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Good Caregiverby Robert L. Kane

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    A survival guide with an insider's perspective, for the millions of unprepared caregivers of aging loved ones. As Americans are living longer, an unprecedented number of people now require long-term care during their last years. More than 15 million adult children now care for their elderly parents, and unsuspecting caregivers are usually unprepared... more...