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  • Beauty in the Broken Placesby Allison Pataki

    Random House Publishing Group 2018; US$ 26.00

    A deeply moving memoir about a young couple whose lives were changed in the blink of an eye, and the love that helped them rewrite their future Five months pregnant, on a flight to their “babymoon,” Allison Pataki turned to her husband when he asked if his eye looked strange and watched him suddenly lose consciousness. After an emergency landing,... more...

  • Hospice Voicesby Eric Lindner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 15.99

    Eric Lindner reveals the thoughts, fears, and lessons of those living the ends of their lives in the care of others, having exhausted their medical options or ceased treatment for their illnesses. In each chapter, Linder not only reveals the lessons of lives explored in their final days, but zeroes in on how working for hospice can be incredibly... more...

  • Incidental Findingsby Danielle Ofri

    Beacon Press 2005; US$ 15.00

    In Singular Intimacies, which the New England Journal of Medicine said captured the "essence of becoming and being a doctor," Danielle Ofri led us into the hectic, constantly challenging world of big-city medicine. In Incidental Findings, she's finished her training and is learning through practice to become a more rounded healer. The book opens... more...

  • The Perils of Patient Governmentby Joseph W. Lella; J.R. Bayne; J.Z. Csank; J. McKay

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 34.95

    In 1964 the Senate Committee on Aging reported that "once admitted to an institution ... the veteran begins ... to show signs of social and physical degeneration," a phenomenon that has not escapted the attention of clinicians, social scientists, veterans, and other chronic-care patients. Assuming that social withdrawal in the institutional setting... more...

  • Practical Patient Literacy: The Medagogy Modelby Melissa N. Stewart

    McGraw-Hill Education 2011; US$ 43.00

    How healthcare providers can communicate more effectively with their patients Market: registered nurses (2.5 million/USA), and all other healthcare workers who interact with patients Provides a four-step methodology for providing information to patients that enables them to be their own advocate Designed to give patients a clearer understanding... more...

  • Carersby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2012; US$ 18.60

    Currently around 2.9 million Australians provide unpaid help and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness or who is aged and frail. Carers are a key but often unacknowledged part of Australia’s health system. The annual replacement value of care was estimated in 2010 to be over... more...

  • The Ninefold Pathby Anthony Alioto

    Red Wheel Weiser 2012; US$ 12.99

    Anthony Alioto was diagnosed with end stage renal disease in 1993 and was forced to go on dialysis for several years before receiving a successful kidney transplant in 2000. In The Ninefold Path , he invites readers to join him on a harrowing personal journey through a labyrinth of tests, “what can I expect” meetings with medical staff, surgeries,... more...

  • The Caregiver's Tao Te Chingby William Martin; Nancy Martin

    New World Library 2011; US$ 14.00

    With empathy and insight, William and Nancy Martin offer readers solace drawn from the wisdom of the Tao Te Ching. more...

  • The Caregiversby Nell Lake

    Scribner 2014; US$ 11.99

    A moving, intimate, and compassionate book that chronicles the experiences of a group of long-term caregivers—spouses, parents, and friends of the elderly and ill—illuminating critical issues of old age, end-of-life care, medical reform, and social policy—and “providing comfort in the time-honored form of shared experience” ( The Minneapolis Star-Tribune... more...

  • Understanding Parkinson's Diseaseby Naheed Ali

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 23.50

    Parkinson’s disease is on the rise throughout the U.S., and this book offers readers an introduction to its causes, symptoms, and treatments. It is for anyone who suffers from Parkinson’s, or knows and loves someone who does. more...