The Wonder and the Mystery

Author: Robin S. Gotler
Publisher: Radcliffe Pub
ISBN: 9781846199820
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Contents: Foreword; About the editor; List of contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Section 1: Primary care at work Nasruddin and the coin; One last question: opening Pandora's box? A headache at the end of the day; The joy of family practice; Success, regret, and the struggle for balance; The company we keep: why physicians should refuse to see pharmaceutical representatives; Doctors' work: eulogy for my vocation. Section 2: Patient care and caring; Pounds; The old duffers' club; Home care: a key to the future of family medicine?; Boy scouts for henry; Lessons from my left foot. Section 3: Wounds and healing; Suffering, meaning, and healing: challenges of contemporary medicine; Letting the news; Losing touch in the era of superbugs? The decade dance; The face of cancer. Section 4: Connections; A change will do you good; Linking Ruth to her past; On this day of mothers and sons; Jazz and the 'art' of medicine: improvisation in the medical encounter; Gazing at the future. Section 5: Knowledge; General medical practitioners need to be aware of the theories on which our work depend; The irreverent nature of evidence; Bag of worms; The impotence of being important - reflections on leadership 'Be gentle and be sincere about it': a story about community-based primary care research; The dark bridal canopy; Making time to write. Section 6: Who we are and where we're going; A public celebration of a personal doctor; Health care becomes an industry; The dream of home ownership; The myth of the lone physician: towards a collaborative alternative; Dinosaurs, hospital ecosystems, and the future of family. Section 7: Medicine, society, the world; The island Si, Doctora; Stuck in the mud; Indication; The break-even point: when medical advances are less important than improving the fidelity with which they are delivered; Ecological change and the future of the human species: can physicians make a difference? A journey to someplace better; Index.

So Far Away

Author: Christine W. Hartmann
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
ISBN: 0826517951
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Christine Hartmann's mother valued control above all else, yet one event appeared beyond her command: the timing of her own death. Not to be denied there either, two decades in advance Irmgard Hartmann chose the date on which to end her life. And her next step was to tell her daughter all about it. For twenty years, Irmgard maintained an unwavering goal, to commit suicide at age seventy. She managed her chronic hypertension, stayed healthy and active, and lived life to the fullest. Meanwhile, Christine fought desperately against the decision. When Irmgard wouldn't listen, the only way to remain part of her life was for Christine to swallow her mother's plans--hook, line, and sinker. Christine's father, as it turned out, prepared too slowly for old age. Before he had made any decision, fate disabled him through a series of strokes. Confined to a nursing home, severely impaired by dementia and frustrated by his circumstances, his life epitomized the predicament her mother wanted to avoid. So Far Away gives us an intimate view of a person interacting with and reacting to her parents at the ends of their lives. In a richly detailed, poignant story of family members' separate yet interwoven journeys, it underscores the complexities and opportunities that life presents each one of us.

Supporting the Caregiver in Dementia

Author: Sheila M. LoboPrabhu
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801883439
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Dementia is one of the greatest challenges facing seniors and their caregivers around the globe. Developed by experts in both research and practice, this guide for mental health clinicians explores the experience of caregiving in dementia, discussing the latest research developments and sharing clinical pearls of wisdom that can easily be translated to daily practice. The contributors explore the history of caregiving and then examine the current demographics of caregivers for persons with dementia. They discuss who provides care, the settings in which it is delivered, and the rewards and burdens of caregiving. They place special emphasis on understanding the psychological needs of both the person with dementia and the caregiver, as well as interpersonal bonds, spiritual dimensions, and reactions to grief and loss. Using a multidisciplinary approach to treatment for caregivers, this book addresses the role of pharmacotherapy, individual and family interventions, and social supports. Finally, the authors reflect on societal issues such as health care policies, ethnic elders, and ethics. This volume offers health professionals insights into the daily lives of caregivers, along with tools to provide their patients with the support they need.

The 52 Magic Laws

Author: Olivier Honsperger
Publisher: Magic Laws Publishing
ISBN: 9782954471020
Format: PDF, Kindle
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After the huge success of its French version in Europe (Switzerland, France and Belgium), "The 52 magic laws," the new personal development bestseller, is now available in English. Take a fresh start for the New Year thanks to this book that provides essential keys to success and happiness. Achieve your goals... your dreams... in other words: it is a must-have! Discover a unique, easy method within the reach of everyone to transform your life into a full and happy one. With this book, you make the one investment that really pays out: YOURSELF. The secrets that are revealed inside offer the leverage to elevate one's life, thanks to an action plan spanning fifty-two weeks (one year) which simply consists in taking control of one's life in order to influence one's thinking, deciding and acting. Some go to a therapist, a coach or a spiritual guide to help them on the pathway of life. This book is a personal guide who comes to your home. It provides daily support whenever you need it. Always available, it provides the answers to all your requests. Life is a magic trick; this guide gives you the tools to be the magician of your own life. Spiritual teacher, therapist and author, Olivier Honsperger has trained thousands of people for more than fifteen years in various workshops and seminars in the field of alternative medicine and coaching.

Advance Care Decision Making in Germany and Italy

Author: Stefania Negri
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 364240555X
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What is the situation of people who are unable to make decisions due to a physical or mental change? This book gives impulses and answers to many ethical, economical and mainly legal questions which arise and are associated with the end of life. A universal human rights approach and the analysis of the relevant European law are put in front of the presentation of the national legal situations in Italy and Germany. The most topical and controversial issues concerning advance care planning are presented as well as a transnational economic analysis on the effects of advance care planning.​

Social Security as a Human Right

Author: Eibe H. Riedel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540314695
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An International Expert Workshop on the Right to Social Security was held in April 2005 at the German Institute for Human Rights, whose purpose was to highlight specific issues of the right to social security which should be addressed by the Committee when drafting a General Comment on article 9. The results of this workshop are published in this volume providing an insight into the current challenges on social security as a human right.

Practical Radiology

Author: Edward C Weber
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 080363711X
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Rely on this practical guide to the role of medical imaging in the diagnosis and treatment of common diseases and disorders. Follow its symptoms-based approach to learn when medical imaging is appropriate, what the ideal study may be for a specific clinical problem, how to interpret an official report on a radiologic study, what the possible appropriate next steps are, and how radiologic results may (or may not) alter clinical management of your patient.