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Caregiving

  • Playing the Ponies and Other Medical Mysteries Solvedby Stuart B. Mushlin

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 24.95

    Master clinician Dr. Stuart Mushlin has cracked his share of medical mysteries. Recounting some of his most puzzling and illuminating cases, he reveals the challenges he?s faced in a suspenseful page-turner, filled with real-life enigmas you?ll have to read to believe. Playing the Ponies and Other Medical Mysteries Solved is a heartfelt reflection... more...

  • Excellent Dementia Care in Hospitalsby Jo James; Jules Knight; Bethany Cotton; Rita Freyne; Josh Pettit; Lucy Gilby; Nicci Gerard; Julia Jones; Tommy Dunne

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2017; US$ 24.95

    Hospital workers are increasingly expected to have the knowledge and skills to care for people with dementia. This best-practice guide presents key information and strategies for working with people with dementia in hospitals to manage common issues. With a focus on person-centred care, this is an essential resource for healthcare staff. more...

  • Children as Caregiversby Jean Hunleth

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 34.95

    Medical anthropologist Jean Hunleth chronicles the experiences of children living with parents and guardians who are suffering from these infectious diseases and shows how their perspectives matter in the global debates about health care. Children as Caregivers examines how well intentioned practitioners fail to realize how children take on active... more...

  • Dealing with Doctors, Denial, and Deathby Aroop Mangalik

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 32.99

    This guide for patients facing serious illnesses for which the path to wellness is unclear explains some of the influences that may prompt physicians to recommend futile treatments and describes specific ways of obtaining information to get a clear idea of all available options. more...

  • Spiritual Care in Common Termsby Gordon J. Hilsman; James H. Gunn

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016; US$ 24.95

    Bringing medical and spiritual perspectives together, this book shows how to form clear notes on patients' spiritual experiences for medical records to inform individual care provision. It offers concepts, examples and background understanding of the charting process to improve communication on spiritual matters in interdisciplinary teams. more...

  • Assessing and Communicating the Spiritual Needs of Children in Hospitalby Alister W Bull

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016; US$ 27.95

    Improving communication between medical practitioners and support services, this book proposes that we use a language of 'connectedness', which can fully describe a child's experience and needs while in hospital, as an alternative to religious or medical language. It also outlines an effective assessment tool which uses play and storytelling. more...

  • Loving, Supporting, and Caring for the Cancer Patientby Stan Goldberg

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 34.99

    Loving, Supporting, and Caring for the Cancer Patient is the first book to show readers how to transform the compassion felt for someone living with cancer into helpful behaviors based on suggestions from cancer patients themselves. It not only describes why certain actions are important, but also how to implement them. more...

  • Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schoolsby Susan S. Aronson; Timothy R. Shope

    American Academy of Pediatrics 2016; US$ 59.95

    This award-winning guide provides child care directors, teachers, and caregivers with essential information on the prevention and management of infectious diseases in group care settings. The newly revised and updated fourth edition is aligned with the most recent version of the premier AAP source of information on infectious diseases, Red Book ®.... more...

  • Your Life, Your Death, Your Choiceby Mark B. Peterson

    Publish Green 2016; US$ 8.00

    When polled, 80% of individuals want to die at home. Only about 20% do. 90% say that it is important to create medical directives for their health care and convey their wishes to their doctor. Only 10% do. It is very possible for your life to be extended against your will and/or for you to experience much suffering at the end of your life... more...

  • Transplanting Careby Laura L. Heinemann

    Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    Transplanting Care examines the daily lives of midwestern organ transplant patients and their caregivers, from pretransplant preparations through to the long posttransplant recovery. Drawing on scores of interviews with patients, relatives, and healthcare professionals, Laura L. Heinemann follows a variety of patients and loved ones as they undertake... more...