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Coping with Lupus, 4th Edition

by Robert Phillips

A completely updated and revised edition that provides comfort, information, strategies, and advice for those living with lupus.

There is no cure for lupus, so a diagnosis of this potentially debilitating autoimmune...


Walking on Eggshells: Caring for a Critically Ill Loved One

by Amy Sales

Dealing with a loved one's terminal illness brings difficult and daunting tasks for caregivers. Knowing when and how to say things and what to do becomes frightening. Caregivers often feel they are "walking...


Help Me Live, Revised: 20 Things People with Cancer Want You to Know

by Lori Hope

Almost all of us know someone with cancer.

 

And, of course, we want nothing more than to offer comfort and support, and foster hope. But we don’t always know how—and may feel uncomfortable asking. Following...


The nurse and the "crazy"

by Leonardo Massi

The essay leads the reader in a colloquial and informal way, but at the same time yet rigorous, through the meanders of the relationship between "normal/crazy". On one side the patient, on the other the nurse;...


Swimming Against the Tide / Strong Recovery from Stroke

by Nan Unklesbay

An inspiring book detailing Nan's triumphant recovery from a devastating Stroke. This is a humorous and sensitive account from a patient's point of view. A MUST READ!


Providing Compassionate Healthcare: Challenges in Policy and Practice

by Sue Shea, Robin Wynyard & Christos Lionis

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...


Caregiving: The Spiritual Journey of Love, Loss, and Renewal

by Beth Witrogen McLeod

Helping your family and loved ones when they need you most

"Caregiving has a big heart-on a much-needed topic. A rare book of spiritual and practical wisdom."

-Sue Bender, author of Plain and Simple and Everyday...


With a Little Help from Our Friends: Creating Community as We Grow Older

by Beth Baker

Experiments from across the country with new living arrangements that balance independence and community as one grows older


A Practical Guide for Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers

by Micha Shalev

Dear Caregiver, I set out to write a comprehensive book with a fresh approach for caregivers and family members who are dealing and assisting individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. I gathered as much...


Share the Care: How to Organize a Group to Care for Someone Who Is Seriously Ill

by Sheila Warnock, Cappy Capossela & Sukie Miller

You Don't Have to Do It Alone

Whether you're prepared for it or not, chances are you'll take on the role of caregiver when a family member or friend is affected by a serious illness or injury, or when you find...


What Your Doctor Really Thinks: Diagnosing the Doctor-Patient Relationship

by M.D., Ian Blumer

Ian Blumer looks at the doctor-patient relationship what your doctor will and wont tell you in the examining room.


The Acute-Care Nurse Practitioner: A Transformational Journey

by Judy Rashotte

The Acute-Care Nurse Practitioner is based on in-depth interviews with twenty-six nurse practitioners working in acute-care settings within tertiary-care institutions all across Canada. Employing a hermeneutic...


The Caregivers: A Support Group's Stories of Slow Loss, Courage, and Love

by Nell Lake

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,...


Female Offenders of Intimate Partner Violence: Current Controversies, Research and Treatment Approaches

by Lisa M. Conradi & Robert Geffner

The perpetration of intimate partner violence by women has long been a controversial topic. More recently, researchers, treatment providers and other professionals have begun to critically examine theoretical,...


Hospice Voices: Lessons for Living at the End of Life

by Eric Lindner

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,...


Understanding Parkinson's Disease: An Introduction for Patients and Caregivers

by Naheed, M.D. Ali

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...


Depression and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers

by Deborah Serani

Depression and Your Child provides a uniquely textured understanding of pediatric depression and its treatments. Readers will find a wealth of specific tips, recommendations, and case examples sure to make parenting...


The Fog of Paranoia: A Sister's Journey through Her Brother's Schizophrenia

by Sarah Rae

Mental illness is widespread, and schizophrenia is one of the most confounding and least understood. Here, a sister tells the story of her brother’s schizophrenia, the impact on him, and on her, and her family....


An Uncertain Inheritance

by Nell Casey

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,...


Caring for Patients from Different Cultures

by Geri-Ann Galanti

Today's health care professional serves a multicultural population and must understand how cultural misunderstandings can result in inferior medical care and health care disparities. The fourth edition of this...