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Waiting at the Gate: Creativity and Hope in the Nursing Home

by Susan L Sandel & David Johnson

Here is the result of over ten years of hands-on clinical experience by two experts wha have worked with the elderly. The authors explore the contributions of the creative arts therapies, specifically movement...


Grief Education for Caregivers of the Elderly

by Harold G Koenig & Junietta B Mccall

Through firsthand accounts and research, Grief Education for Caregivers of the Elderly focuses on the education, training, and support of individuals who care for the elderly. This book provides caregivers with...


What Do I Do?: How to Care for, Comfort, and Commune With Your Nursing Home Elder, Revised and Illustrated Edition

by Katherine Karr & Jess Karr

Help families of institutionalized elders with this compassionate and practical manual.


The Thanatology Community and the Needs of the Movement

by Elizabeth J Clark

Here is an excellent new book packed with state-of-the-art information on thanatology. It presents valuable insights on the history, current issues, and future directions for the modern death movement. This...


Dying and Disabled Children: Dealing with Loss and Grief

by Harold M. Dick, David Price Roye Jr. & Penelope R. Buschman

In this sensitive and compassionate look at terminally ill and disabled children, professionals from the medical community examine the stresses faced by their parents and siblings. They address the crucial element...


MEDICAL FUTILITY: A CROSS-NATIONAL STUDY: A Cross-National Study

by ALIREZA BAGHERI

Medical futility is a controversial issue not only in its definition but also in its application. There are few books on the subject, and those in existence mostly focus on the situation in the United States....


Last Acts: Discovering Possibility and Opportunity at the End of Life

by M.D., David J. Casarett

What would you do if you had only a few days to live? Or a few weeks or months? What if a loved one were in this situation -- how could you help that person decide how to spend the time that remained? Perhaps...


Psychiatry in the Nursing Home

by D. Peter Birkett

Psychiatry in the Nursing Home, Second Edition, discusses the full range of your concerns, including new government regulations, noisy or incontinent patients, financial issues, absent or warring families, sexual...


Cancer and Aging

by M. Extermann

Cancer is clearly an age-related disease. Recent research in both aging and cancer has demonstrated the complex interaction between the two phenomena. This affects a wide spectrum of research and practice, anywhere...


Antimicrobial Resistance

by J. T. Weber

Preventing, controlling and treating drug-resistant infections is one of the major challenges in modern medicine. Antimicrobial Resistance goes beyond simple definitions and microbiological data to fully explore...


Talking with Doctors

by David Newman

Without any warning, in September 1999, David Newman was told he had a rare and life-threatening tumor in the base of his skull.  In the compressed space of five weeks, he consulted with leading physicians...


Bereavement Care: A New Look at Hospice and Community Based Services

by Jane Marie Kirschling, Marcia E Lattanzi & Stephen Fleming

Here is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary look at current bereavement care practices and key concerns of care providers. Covering a broad spectrum of topics, interests, and perspectives from divergent disciplines...


Hard Choices for Loving People: Cpr, Artificial Feeding, Comfort Care, and the Patient with a Life-Threatening Illness

by Hank Dunn

"Hard Choices for Loving People" is a guide for helping patients and families with end-of-life decisions like whether or not to use CPR or feeding tubes. After exploring treatment options, the concluding pages...


Aging, Spirituality and Palliative Care

by Rev Elizabeth Mackinley

The period of time when a person approaches death is always difficult both for the patient and the caregiver. Aging, Spirituality, and Palliative Care discusses best practices in aged and palliative care while...


Improving Nursing Home Care of the Dying: A Training Manual for Nursing Home Staff

by Martha Henderson & Laura Hanson

In eight innovative sessions, Henderson, Hanson, and Reynolds provide sage advice, numerous case studies, a wide variety of assessment tools, intructional guidelines, and practical exercises to educate nursing...


The Best Care Possible: A Physician's Quest to Transform Care Through the End of Life

by MD, Ira Byock

A doctor on the front lines of hospital care illuminates one of the most important and controversial social issues of our time.

It is harder to die in this country than ever before. Though the vast majority...