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36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons with Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life
Nancy L. Mace
0446610410
January 2001
Mass Market Paperback
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From Library Journal
It has been estimated that five percent of older people suffer from severe intellectual impairment. So these two eloquent and readable guides will be much in demand as the number of families facing the challenge of caring for a relative with some form of dementing illness continues to grow. First published in 1981, The 36-Hour Day follows the format of the previous two editions but has been thoroughly updated to incorporate new information on the latest research, several drugs that hold promise, and genetic aspects of Alzheimer's. The heart of the guide remains unchanged, focusing on helping families cope with this progressive and irreversible disease. Besides tips on how to care for the demented during the various stages of the disease (for example, place a picture of a toilet on the bathroom door), the text...


Notes on Symptom Control in Hospice & Palliative Care
Peter Kaye
0962343811
June 1990
Paperback
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Hospice and Palliative Care
Walter B. Foreman
0763715662
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Covers program management topics, such as eligibility and reimbursement; and patient care issues, such as cultural concerns. For nursing students and professionals.

Book Info
Delta Hospice, Albuquerque, NM. Text provides historical overview of hospice and palliative care programs. Covers program management topics, such as eligibility and reimbursement; and patient care issues, such as cultural concerns. For nursing students and professionals. Previous edition: c1996. Softcover.


36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons with Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life
Nancy L. Mace
0801861497
January 1999
Paperback
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From Library Journal
It has been estimated that five percent of older people suffer from severe intellectual impairment. So these two eloquent and readable guides will be much in demand as the number of families facing the challenge of caring for a relative with some form of dementing illness continues to grow. First published in 1981, The 36-Hour Day follows the format of the previous two editions but has been thoroughly updated to incorporate new information on the latest research, several drugs that hold promise, and genetic aspects of Alzheimer's. The heart of the guide remains unchanged, focusing on helping families cope with this progressive and irreversible disease. Besides tips on how to care for the demented during the various stages of the disease (for example, place a picture of a toilet on the bathroom door), the text...


Evaluating Palliative Care
Margaret Robbins
0192626213
Jan 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
...provides an intro to the theory and practice of the evaluation of palliative care services...examines the methodological issues and outlines a practical approach that is readily applicable to many other healthcare interventions

Book Info
Univ. of Bristol, U.K. Provides an introduction to the theory and practice of the evaluation of palliative care services. Examines the methodological issues involved in the evaluation of palliative care, and outlines a practice approach to many other health care interventions. For researchers and clinicians Softcover. DNLM: Palliative Care.


The Needs of the Dying : A Guide For Bringing Hope, Comfort, and Love to Life's Final Chapter
David Kessler
0060958219
October 1, 2000
Paperback
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American Cancer Society
"David Kessler’s work has made a significant contribution in helping us understand the needs of the dying."

Ted Mann Cancer Center at UCLA
"A Remarkably compassionate,uplifting book. We encourage all patients and their family and friends to read his words and thoughts."

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Hospital-Based Palliative Care Teams
Robert J. Dunlop
0192629808
Nov 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
St. Christopher's Hospice, London, UK. Looks at the need for hospital-based palliative care teams and the challenges of bringing palliative care into the acute hospital setting. Reviews the needs of patients and problems that may be encountered. Previous edition was titled: Terminal Care Support Teams, c1990. Softcover. DNLM: Palliative Care.

Book Info
St. Christopher's Hospice, London, UK. Looks at the need for hospital-based palliative care teams and the challenges of bringing palliative care into the acute hospital setting. Reviews the needs of patients and problems that may be encountered. Previous edition was titled: Terminal Care Support Teams, c1990. Softcover. DNLM: Palliative Care.


Providing a Palliative Care Service
Nick Bosanquet
0192629913
Jan 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
...addresses key questions about need for palliative care and current provision of services; and examines alternative models.

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Imperial College School of Medicine, London, UK. Text identifying the most appropriated and cost-effective models of service delivery and level of provision for palliative care services. Includes the needs of cancer patients and patients with other terminal illnesses. For clinicians and nurse practitioners. Softcover. DNLM: Palliative Care.


Documentation and Reimbursement for Home Care and Hospice Programs (Ahima's Documentation Series)
Prinny Rose Abraham
1584260432
November 15, 2001
Paperback
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Book Info
Previously published in 1996 as Documentation and Information Management in Home Care and Hospice Programs, by Susan C. Miller. Emphasizes the need for high-quality, standardized data and their management, for computerization of data, and for state-of-the-art quality improvement programs. Softcover.


Handbook for Mortals: Guidance for People Facing Serious Illness
Joanne Lynn
0195146018
January 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Written for caregivers as well as the dying, Handbook for Mortals is an excellent resource for anyone facing the end of life. Authors Joanne Lynn, M.D., and Joan Harrold, M.D., offer sensitive and practical advice for the ambiguous final stage of a life-threatening illness--when hope for a recovery is waning and the patient and family members are turning toward a different horizon, that of accepting and supporting an imminent death. For the most part, the authors focus on physical concerns such as pain management, artificial feeding, and an especially poignant passage about assisted suicide.

Because of their backgrounds, the authors are also comfortable discussing the emotional complexities of dying, such as offering advice on giving and receiving forgiveness and resolving conflicts in close relationships. (Lynn is...



A House Called Helen
Jacqueline Worswick
0192632353
Jan 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
A text for those involved in palliative care or the care of critically ill children. Describes the origin and philosophy of the hospice known as Helen House, which was the first to be created in England. Details the service provided by Helen House, considering the development of children's hospice care in relation to wider service provision. Previous edition: c1993. Softcover.

Book Info
A text for those involved in palliative care or the care of critically ill children. Describes the origin and philosophy of the hospice known as Helen House, which was the first to be created in England. Details the service provided by Helen House, considering the development of children's hospice care in relation to wider service provision. Previous edition: c1993. Softcover.


36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons with Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life
Nancy L. Mace
0801865212
January 2001
Paperback
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From Library Journal
It has been estimated that five percent of older people suffer from severe intellectual impairment. So these two eloquent and readable guides will be much in demand as the number of families facing the challenge of caring for a relative with some form of dementing illness continues to grow. First published in 1981, The 36-Hour Day follows the format of the previous two editions but has been thoroughly updated to incorporate new information on the latest research, several drugs that hold promise, and genetic aspects of Alzheimer's. The heart of the guide remains unchanged, focusing on helping families cope with this progressive and irreversible disease. Besides tips on how to care for the demented during the various stages of the disease (for example, place a picture of a toilet on the bathroom door), the text...


Hospice Care for Children
Ann Armstrong-Dailey
0195133307
Jan 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Children with life-threatening and terminal illnesses--and their families-- require a unique kind of care to meet a wide variety of needs. This book, the first edition of which won the 1993 Pediatric Nursing Book of the Year Award, provides an authoritative source for the many people involved
in caring for dying children. It draws together contributions from leading authorities in a comprehensive, fully up-to-date resource, with an emphasis on practical topics that can be put to immediate use. The book covers the entire range of issues related to the hospice environment and is intended
for all those who participate in the hospice-care process: physicians, nurses, social workers, teachers, clergy, family therapists, parents, and community service volunteers.

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Palliative Care for Non-cancer Patients
Julia M. Addington-Hall, Irene J. Higginson
0192629603
July 15, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Guy's, King's and St. Thomas' School of Medicine, London, UK. Provides comprehensive coverage of the current knowledge of the needs of, and appropriate care for people dying from causes other than cancer. Debates issues identified from research and highlights areas for future development. For those providing hospice and palliative care.

Book Info
Guy's, King's & St. Thomas' School of Medicine, London, UK. Provides comprehensive coverage of the current knowledge of the needs of, and appropriate care for people dying from causes other than cancer. Debates issues identified from research and highlights areas for future development. For those providing hospice and palliative care.


Volunteers in Hospice and Palliative Care
Derek Doyle
0198516088
Jan 2002
Paperback
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20 Common Problems: End-of-Life Care
Barry M. Kinzbrunner
0070348839
July 30, 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
This user-friendly guide offers you practical, direct answers for the difficult and little-taught questions that arise when providing care for the dying. Features: * Perspectives of patients, families, and other health care professionals, as well as physicians * Solution-oriented coverage on preparing patients, managing symptoms, and handling legal/ethical issues near the end of life

Book Info
Vitas Healthcare Corporation, Miami, FL. Clinician's guide to care for the dying. Offers the perspectives of families, patients, and other clinicians on the issue. Explains how to assess when quality of life is near its end, and suggests how to deal with the psychosocial aspects of this phase of life. Softcover. DNLM: Terminal Care--psychology.

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Reiki Energy Medicine: Bringing the Healing Touch into Home, Hospital, and Hospice
Libby Barnett
0892816333
January 1996
Paperback
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Review
Massage Magazine :   "A significant contribution to the growing number of books that illustrate how complementary approaches to health and healing can be integrated with conventional medical treatment."
S.V. Swamy, BookPleasures.com, Oct 2005 : "I recommend this book to all those who are interested in the use of Reiki in the health field."


Massage Magazine
A significant contribution to the growing number of books that illustrate how complementary approaches to health and healing can be integrated with conventional medical treatment.

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Hospice Handbook 1993
Larry Beresford
0316091383
Jan 1993
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Once way-stations run by religious orders to give respite to those on pilgrimages, today hospices provide care for dying people. Their philosophy of care is dedicated to the physical comfort and emotional support of the terminal patient. The hospice movement also affirms the idea that the patient deserves to be completely informed about his or her medical condition and treatment alternatives. Beresford, a San Francisco-based health policy writer, provides a complete, if somewhat dry, account of the hospice movement. But this is more than an intellectual discussion of a health-care policy; it also addresses practical questions. Beresford devotes the first two chapters to an explanation of hospice care and how to know when it is needed. In subsequent chapters he describes a typical hospice team (social worker,...


Questions & Answers on Death and Dying
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
0684839377
January 1974
Paperback
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Review
Library Journal Those in need of dealing with dying persons -- either as members of the helping professions or as friends or relatives -- could scarcely find a better book.

Review
Library Journal Those in need of dealing with dying persons -- either as members of the helping professions or as friends or relatives -- could scarcely find a better book.

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Innovations in Hospice Architecture
Stephen F. Verdeber, Ben J. Refuerzo
041532713X
March 7, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Societies around the globe are aging at an unprecedented rate. This trend is particularly pronounced in Japan, Russia, Western Europe, and in the United States. Palliative care consists of care provided to persons who are in the final stages of a terminal illness. Hospice care, however, is administered to persons of all ages.

Innovations in Hospice Architecture responds to the need for a theoretically based reference book summarizing key historical as well as recent developments with respect to this rapidly evolving building type. The objective is to present an overview of the historical origins of the contemporary hospice, the diverse variations on the basic premise of hospice care, to review the scant architectural literature published on this subject to date, and to present a series of case studies of...


Hospice and Palliative Care Handbook
Tina M. Marrelli
0323024793
Sept 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Hospice and Palliative Care Handbook, 2nd Edition includes everything hospice and palliative care professionals need to know to effectively provide and document quality care based on accepted professional standards. Presented in an easy-to-use handbook style, this is the only guide that offers clinicians complete coverage of all hospice-related conditions. Numerous hospice-related clinical problems are detailed, including standards and guidelines, services skills, outcomes and goals, and specific tips for reimbursement and quality. ICD-9 codes are presented for each condition.

This new edition has been updated with the latest information about hospice and palliative care and emphasizes trends such as bereavement services, the role of the volunteer, and pain. The major differences between hospice and home care...


Palliative Care Nursing: Quality Care to the End of Life
Marianne Laporte Matzo (Editor)
0826157947
January 2006
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
This award-winning text provides the essential information to achieve best-practices in palliative care nursing. It offers a blend of holistic and humanistic caring coupled with aggressive management of pain and symptoms associated with advanced disease. The book is organized around the 15 competencies in palliative care developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, with each chapter outlining specific skills needed to achieve each competency. This new edition features a new chapter on professional organizations and certification in palliative care nursing. It is an essential resource for both nursing students and practitioners.

Book Info
New Hampshire Community Technical College, Manchester. Provides information on the best practices for quality care at the...


End-of-Life Care: Clinical Practice Guidelines for Nurses
Kim K. Kuebler
0721684521
January 2002
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
This book specifically outlines clinical practice protocols to be implemented by advanced practice nureses working in end-of-life care, including both palliative and hospice settings. These clinical practice protocols provide advanced practice nurses with guidelines to provide comprehensive care and avoid errors of possible oversight, provide a system for handling specific symptoms frequently experienced by the terminally ill patient, and support communication between the practicing nurse and physician.

Book Info
Second author, Patricia H. Berry, is with Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City. Textbook provides guidelines and tools necessary to provide quality care during end of life. Highlights opportunities for patient and family teaching, reviews grief and mourning, and includes case...


Hospice
Parker Rossman
0449900134
Apr 1999
Paperback
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Lessons From the Dying
Rodney Smith
0861711408
June 25, 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
A patient is told she has only six months to live, and the priorities in her life suddenly shift. Death can be one of our greatest teachers, if we are willing to open ourselves to the shadows of the unknown. Rodney Smith has been confronting death on a daily basis as a hospice social worker. To this experience he brings his time as a Buddhist monk, delving into the workings of the mind. This alchemical combination has produced a book that, page for page, word for word, is one of the best "meaning of life" books around, rivaling Victor Frankl's classic Man's Search for Meaning in power and insight and surpassing it in depth. Complementing his many anecdotes of personal confrontations with death, Smith analyzes why and how we often short-change ourselves emotionally, and at the end of each chapter, he offers exercises for...

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