Now, in this compassionate comprehensive guide, Dr. Rando, bereavement specialist and author of Loss and Anticipatory Grief, leads you gently through the painful but necessary process of grieving and helps you find the best way for yourself. No Such Thing as a Bad Day. This book is the moving account of one man's successful battle against three cancers - non-Hodgkin lymphoma, melanoma and prostate cancer - over a dozen years. In each fight for his life, Hamilton Jordan sought out the best treatment available, but this is not ultimately a story about medical miracles; it is a more powerful story of a patient beating cancer and taking charge of his own battle and becoming a full partner in his cure.
Attitude and information are the critical keys, and the book concludes with a self-help section to show others how to follow his example. Jordan weaves through his memoir fascinating episodes from his life in the public eye, and shows how battling cancer brings life into true perspective. Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal. From her experience as a physician, a professor of medicine, a therapist and a long-term survivor of chronic illness, Dr.
Remen offers an intimate relationship with healing and the life force. Sitting around the table telling stories is not just a way of passing time. It is the way the wisdom gets passed along. Loneliness, the hidden wound of our time, is the price many have paid for overemphasizing the values of independence, self-reliance and competence.
Remen's parables are an invitation to see below the surface and remember that we are connected and can become one another's healers. More than cancer survivors share their personal stories in this touching new collection of Chicken Soup. These heartwarming accounts of courageous people who found the power to battle cancer in their endless hope, unwavering faith and steadfast determination will inspire you to adopt a positive attitude, discover your faith and cherish every moment.
Just what the doctor ordered for healing your body, mind and soul. Norton, , pages ISBN: The author, a physician and cancer survivor, guides patients through the first few frightening months after diagnosis. An easy-to-read format, up-to-date basic information and advice is presented on the physical, emotional and practical challenges of evaluation and treatment. This new edition includes Harpham's Decision Tool, a unique grid that helps people make informed treatment decisions in collaboration with their healthcare team.
The author, a cancer survivor herself, understands that surviving cancer is more than just killing cancer cells and getting through treatment. She explores the practical issues and the psychosocial elements of recovery after cancer treatment that includes the emotional, social, spiritual and financial fallout of a cancer diagnosis. By helping survivors understand that they can't go back to where they were before cancer, Dr.
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Harpham encourages people to move forward to a different, "new normal. Have you ever been at a loss for words when a friend or colleague or a loved one has been given a diagnosis of cancer? Have you ever wanted to do something "nice" for a person who is being treated for cancer and not known exactly what would be appropriate? This book contains myriad suggestions for saying and acting on the most helpful, compassionate and appropriate responses and explains why they are.
Rosanne Kalick's valuable contributions are drawn from her personal experiences dealing with cancer not once, but twice. This unique position empowered her to conduct intense research, personal interviews and to use letters and emails from cancer patients all over the world. Atlas Books.
About the Author: Rosanne Kalick - Although cancer has changed the author's life, it has not changed who she is. While she no longer jogs she had completed three New York City Marathons , she is an avid walker. She is particularly gifted in her ability to communicate, having been a professor and chairperson of the Library and Learning Resource Center at Westchester Community College in New York. Designed for caregivers as well as patients, this book combines insight and inspiration with practical information and suggestions for coping with critical illness in all its physical and emotional complexity.
Topics include accepting a new lifestyle, controlling pain, getting help and grieving. There is also a section that explores the question of when to let go of pursuing uncomfortable treatments in favour of making a positive choice about how to live near the end of life. Holland, M. Provides practical and compassionate guidance for dealing with the uncertainty of a cancer diagnosis. Holland, who chaired the Department Psychiatry at Sloan-Kettering, dispels societal myths and beliefs about coping with cancer, from diagnosis, through treatment and beyond.
Buchholz, M. Buchholz, Ph. Addressing medical and psychological issues, this book includes stories, exercises and tools to help patients live "longer" and more meaningfully, regardless of prognosis or stage of disease. This book is written by experienced oncology nurses for patients and caregivers who may have questions about treatment side effects. Practical answers to questions about what to expect from cancer and its treatment are provided.
This book is the personal account of a young multiple myeloma patient who has undergone two autologous bone marrow transplants and three peripheral blood stem cell transplants over the course of his treatment. The author's objective is to share his knowledge with other blood cancer patients and to assist those facing an autologous transplant to better understand the procedure and recovery.
This user-friendly guide offers advice and information on topics including selecting a transplant center, recovering from induction therapy and avoiding infection, caring for your caregiver and tips on incorporating complementary and alternative medicine practices. This book is a complete resource for patients having an autologous stem cell transplant - one that uses the patient's own stem cells.
Directed to patients and caregivers, this book includes valuable information along a continuum from preparation for the transplant, the treatment itself and aftercare. The author, a leukemia and stem cell transplant survivor, is executive director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Information Network. Stricken with a potentially life-threatening rare blood disease, Dr. You can take pride in that. Then one day, it just does. Many helpful articles on this site.
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Scroll down to find links to them. Well Spouse support groups offer support to spousal caregivers. Read Alix Kates Shulman's story about the importance of such a support group. How putting in a pacemaker wrecked a family's life. Sue Lanza, ElderCareLink.
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Tell me which books you have found particularly useful at helping you care for someone seriously ill or caring for yourself, when burning out from caregiving. Some of these books are free and online; click on the link and you should land where you can download them. For books purchased through Amazon. Mace and Peter V. Jane Gross, New York Times blogger about elder care The New Old Age , "shares her frustrating, heartbreaking, enlightening, and ultimately redemptive journey, providing us along the way with valuable information that she wishes she had known earlier.
We learn why finding a general practitioner with a specialty in geriatrics should be your first move when relocating a parent; how to deal with Medicaid and Medicare; how to understand and provide for your own needs as a caretaker; and much more. Helen Schulman writes frankly about how unrewarding caring for her dying father was. Ann Harleman writes of how her husband's multiple sclerosis affects the quality of their marriage.
Abigail Thomas writes about dealing with her husband's traumatic brain injury after being hit by a car. Julia Glass, who writes about dealing with breast cancer while also raising two small sons, writes: "I began to understand that taking care of someone doesn't always mean doing something for that person. Being is just as important as doing.
Being awake. Being present in the next chair. Being funny. Being smart in a surprising, useful way. Being sympathetically perplexed. Being a mirror for the expression of pain. I was not going to be fine and I wanted him to acknowledge that. I was indebted to him, but my appreciation teetered constantly at the brink of ingratitude. Superb memoir of Brown's relationship with his son, Walker, born with a rare genetic disorder that leaves him profoundly developmentally disabled. A graphic memoir, telling the story of her aging parents' last years through four-color cartoons, family photos, and documents, and a narrative evoking both tears and laughter.
It veers between being laugh-out-loud funny and so devastating I had to take periodic timeouts. Ours is an age of long decline and slow loss. Considered a "must read" if you need help coping with practical and emotional issues, such as helping elders find the right place to live and face emotionally needing to leave there.
Drawing from her 36 years as a registered nurse and a nursing home administrator, as well as her experience caring for both her parents both of whom suffered the ravages of Alzheimer's disease , Henry tackles all the tough issues: spotting the warning signs of dementia, redefining sibling roles, doing a walk-through at an assisted living facility or nursing home, making the move, and coping with 'take me home! She also explains the medical, legal, and insurance maze. Addresses such topics as fraud, maltreatment, long-term care insurance, assisted-living facilities, nursing homes, hospice--and includes useful checklists.
Highly recommended by friends with fully marked-up copies of a book that clearly helped them -- "good for dealing with personal dynamics. A son from a book-loving famly plus, he works in book publishing helps his once-highly-active mother, dying from pancreative cancer, through that difficult time by reading the same books and talking about them. Caring for her mother-in-law for seven years, Harris became close to her and helped Jeanne file an advance directive specifying that no extraordinary measures were to be taken to preserve life.
End of life issues involve a series of small decisions—sneaky ones, with no big drama—and life support is already established before any one big decision is made. Wrote one Amazon reader: "a frank discussion of the most difficult issues, including the return of trust and intimacy in the couple's relationship as well as feeling isolated and crazy because of the grief that seems to be inappropriate because the patient has recovered. Health psychology has been poisoned by the view that the best way to approach illness is through a muscular, militant resistance.
This books shows otherwise. Glowing readers' comments. Pam gives you permission to laugh when all you know to do is cry! Stories and examples showing how to simply "be there with one who is seriously ill or dying - how to listen, when to speak, how to provide encouragement, and most of all, how one's simple presence can encourage the dying person to let go and make the final step of the journey in peace. She reports on eight stages of caregiving, or "Turnings," ranging from "shock and mobilization" to "the long goodbye," and about her experience caring for her husband, Clay Felker.
Listen to Diane Rehm's interview with Sheehy and read comments by listeners. The story in three voices of a mother, a dying father, and their year-old son. This story about complicated and terminal illness focuses on the caregiver and how family members lie to each other, or are silent, about illness.
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