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  • The Tale of Healer Miguel Perdomo Neiraby David Sowell

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 32.99

    This new book tells the story of Miguel Perdomo Niera, a healer whose amazing cures during his travels through the northern Andes in the 1860s and 1870s evoked both enormous hostility and widespread adulation. A combination of narrative and analysis, the book documents Perdomo's experiences in Colombia and Ecuador and offers valuable insights into... more...

  • Caring for Americaby Eileen Boris; Jennifer Klein

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 23.99

    In this sweeping narrative history from the Great Depression of the 1930s to the Great Recession of today, Caring for America rethinks both the history of the American welfare state from the perspective of care work and chronicles how home care workers eventually became one of the most vibrant forces in the American labor movement. Eileen Boris and... more...

  • Charting a Course for High Quality Care Transitionsby Eric A. Coleman

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 58.95

    Learn how to ensure quality and safety for vulnerable older adults Transitional care is crucial to older adults with complex care needs who are moving between different locations or different levels of care. Charting a Course for High Quality Care Transitions addresses this problem by providing leading experts and leaders in the field discussing... more...

  • Collaborative Helpingby William C. Madsen; Kevin Gillespie

    Wiley 2014; US$ 40.00

    An interdisciplinary framework for sustainable helping through cross-system collaboration This hands-on resource provides clear, practical guidance for supportive service professionals working in a home-based environment. Drawing on best practices from a range of disciplines, this book provides a clear map for dealing with the complex and often... more...

  • Home Care in Europeby R. Tarricone; A.D. Tsouros

    World Health Organization 2008; US$ 10.00

    Demographic, epidemiological, social and cultural trends in European countries are changing the traditional patterns of care. The next decades will see rising numbers of care-dependent older people and noncommunicable diseases as the leading cause of chronic illness and disability. Further, urbanization and the break-up of the traditional large family... more...

  • Love for Nowby Anthony Wilson

    Impress Books 2012; US$ 4.99

    On Valentine's Day, 2006, Anthony Wilson was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system. He was 42. In this journal of the days that followed he contemplates love, family and mortality alongside celebrations of Peter Osgood, Ivor Cutler and 'cooking chicken while listening to funk'.On Valentine's Day, 2006, Anthony Wilson... more...

  • The Sociology of Caregivingby John G. Bruhn; Howard M. Rebach

    Springer Netherlands 2014; US$ 139.00

    This volume conceptualizes caregiving as an emerging sociological issue involving complex and fluctuating roles. The authors contend that caregiving must be considered in the context of the life span with needs that vary according to age, developmental levels, mental health needs and physical health demands of both caregivers and care recipients.... more...

  • The Caregiver's Taleby Ann Burack-Weiss

    Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 31.99

    Ann Burack-Weiss explores a rich variety of published memoirs by authors who cared for ill or disabled family members. Contrary to the common belief that caregiving is nothing more than a stressful situation to be endured, memoirs describe a life transforming experience-self-discovery, a reordering of one's priorities, and a changed view of the world.... more...

  • Current Practices in High-Tech Home Careby DSW Lenard W. Kaye; MLSP MSS Joan K. Davitt

    Springer Publishing Company 1999; US$ 99.99

    This book offers convenient access to information about the benefits, drawbacks and challenges of importing high-technology medical care into the home care programs. It is both a descriptive report of research-based observations, and an interpretive analysis of major issues and policies in the delivery of technology-enhanced care. The authors bring... more...

  • Dementia Care with Black and Latino Familiesby PhD LCSW Delia J González Sanders; PhD Richard H Fortinsky

    Springer Publishing Company 2011; US$ 64.99

    Designated a Doody's Core Title! "The authors have created a book that comfortably combines substantial research findings with readable, practical guidelines for assessment and intervention in the real-world practice of social work. This authoritatively researched, well-written volume will appeal to the multiple disciplines involved in assisting... more...