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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...


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...


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...


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 Health Care: Challenges in Policy and Practice: 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...


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 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 and illuminates critical issues of old age, end-of-life care, medical reform, and social policy

In...


Quick Guides for Early Years: Physical Development

by Linda Pound

* Learn child development theories quickly and painlessly

* Apply theories to your workplace setting

* Know what to do next with your studies.

Save time in your studies with Linda Pound's easy-to-read quick overviews...


BTEC First Health and Social Care Level 2 Assessment Guide: Unit 1 Human Lifespan Development  & Unit 2 Health and Social Care Values

by Carole Trotter

Take the guesswork out of BTEC assessment with sample student work and assessor feedback for all pass, merit and distinction criteria.

By focusing on assessment this compact guide leads students through each...


BTEC First Health and Social Care Level 2 Assessment Guide: Unit 5 Promoting Health and Wellbeing

by Elizabeth Rasheed

Take the guesswork out of BTEC assessment with sample student work and assessor feedback for all pass, merit and distinction criteria.

By focusing on assessment this compact guide leads students through each...


BTEC First Health and Social Care Level 2 Assessment Guide: Unit 4 Social Influences on Health and Wellbeing

by Elizabeth Rasheed

Take the guesswork out of BTEC assessment with sample student work and assessor feedback for all pass, merit and distinction criteria.

By focusing on assessment this compact guide leads students through each...


BTEC First Health and Social Care Level 2 Assessment Guide: Unit 3 Effective Communication in Health and Social Care

by Elizabeth Rasheed

Take the guesswork out of BTEC assessment with sample student work and assessor feedback for all pass, merit and distinction criteria.

By focusing on assessment this compact guide leads students through each...


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...


Helping Yourself Help Others: A Book for Caregivers

by Rosalynn Carter & Susan K. Golant

The chances are good that every one of us will become a caregiver at some point in our lives. We come to this challenge in the most personal way possible—we want to help someone we love, but we don’t know...


An Unintended Journey: A Caregiver's Guide to Dementia

by Janet Yagoda Shagam

According to the 2009 census, more than five million people living in the United States have Alzheimer's disease or some other form of dementia. Not reported in these statistics are the fifteen million family...


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,...