books about: terminal
Can America Survive?: 10 Prophetic Signs That We Are The Terminal Generation
Why our nation is failing from a practical Christian perspective
This book is current and essential reading for anyone interested in the course of our nation from a spiritual and practical perspective. The "friend" who bought this book demonstrated his ignorance of Christianity by being unaware of a famous Christian author and a well respected representative of God on earth who would be an unlikely person to write a political science book. It is apparent ...
Final Journeys: A Practical Guide for Bringing Care and Comfort at the End of Life
A perfect manual for caregivers and relatives of terminal illness
I tremendously benefited from this book. My mother in law had metastatic cancer throughout her body at age 92 after beating bladder cancer at age 90. She never quite processed what was happening to her, but this book and its companion book by same author (Final Gifts) prepared us for everything that happened to her and to all the family members. It was invaluable and gave me assurance and a ...
Mac OS X Snow Leopard: The Missing Manual
Everything you might ever need
Whether you are new to the Mac, or just new to Snow Leopard as I am, this book will answer just about any question you might have. Apple has a way of introducing marvelous new features, like Time Machine, without providing any one place where you can find answers to basic questions, like "What is this feature for, and what will it do for me," "How exactly does it work," and "How does it fit into ...
May I Walk You Home?: Courage and Comfort for Caregivers of the Very Ill
Ave Maria Press, 1999
May I Walk You Home
A wonderfully comforting and uplifting book for caregivers and those they care for.
Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life, and Everything in Between
Fascinating account from the front lines of hospital care.
Theresa Brown brings us right into the hospital room with a remarkable first hand account of the dramas and tragedies that happen in hospitals every day. So well written and absolutely fascinating! Her book shines a bright light on health care as it is today -- the methods, the problems (the cure is often worse than the disease), and the personal struggles behind the scenes. A very ...
I grew up with BEM
I grew up reading BEM (bug-eyed monsters) science fiction. The criticisms that this plot has been done hundreds of times are accurate - BUT - I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Scientific elements mixed with horror & action in well-written, fast-paced novel make for a quick, entertaining read. The echoes of "The Thing" are so obvious that they add to the fun.
A patient seeking to peek into the mind of a surgeon
I am one of those people who is always the patient ... and I am one of those complicated patients where things don't typically go as planned. I am probably not one of a surgeon's easiest patients as I tend to test their mettle. That being said, I have had surgeries where surgeons have removed various organs from my neck (thyroid) down to my abdomen (gallbladder and hyster.) All of them have ...
Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat
A FUN book to read!
How does he do it? Trying to answer the following question prompts geriatric physician, Dr. David Dosa, on a quest. How does Oscar, an ordinary cat in a nursing home, know who is going to die next? Attending physician at the Steere House, Dr. David Dosa learns more about Oscar's talent and the comfort he provides families during their loved one's final hours. While Dosa searches for ...
Mr. Reynolds is one of my very favorite authors, and I must say I was a little worried about this book, since it's so different from his previous works. I needn't have worried, the book was excellent. So many times I've read a great book only to be very disappointed with the end... this is not one of those times. It was still science-y enough to keep my interest, and of course, as usual, the ...
Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying
Final Gifts is recommended reading
Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communication of the Dying was recommended to me by a hospice organization who is caring for a dear relative of mine. This book is a great help and comfort.
Izzy & Lenore: Two Dogs, an Unexpected Journey, and Me
Enjoyed this book very much, many aspects of it are very interesting and helpful to not only animal lovers but people lovers too. E
The End-of-Life Namaste Care Program for People with Dementia
Health Professions Pr
This is the book for end of life issues. It gives you ways to provide comfort for your loved one and for you.
Symptom Management Algorithms: A Handbook for Palliative Care
Don't leave home without it
I have been a home visit Hospice RN Case Manager for almost 15 years. I'm taking a mental health day to catch up on documentation and other overdue 'tasks', one of which is to transcribe my written notations into my 4th copy of this little gem. 'nuff said. Patrick Monk.RN. SF. Ca.
Handbook for Mortals: Guidance for People Facing Serious Illness
Oxford University Press, 2001
A good guide for daily living with or without a serious illness
I have owned this book for several years and decided to use it as an adjunct teaching tool for those training to become hospice volunteers. Every person in the group gave a high rating to this book. I will continue to use this book in future volunteer training classes. Eileen Urquhart, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, Visiting Nurse Association Hospice of Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible
Excellent day-to-day and reference book for scripting
I purchased this book as a guide when I had to teach myself the basics of Linux and shell scripting for a project at work. I needed to quickly learn how to use the Linux command line inferface and to extract and organize several lines of relevant data from 100,000+ lines generated for each run of my software program. Trying to manually organize this data in a spreadsheet program such as Excel ...
Caregiving: The Spiritual Journey of Love, Loss, and Renewal
A highly compelling and poignant book for all of us.
Beth Witrogen McLeod's book Caregiving The Spiritual Journey of Love, Loss, and Renewal is a must read for any person taking care of an ill loved one, whether they are a child, spouse and/or aging parent. My interview with Beth revealed a strong woman with a fierce detrmination to help other caregivers make the most of a very painful situation. Beth includes her own personal journey along ...
Questions and Answers on Death and Dying
A straightforward and compassionate follow-up to On Death and Dying.
Questions & Answers on Death and Dying is an extremely helpful resource to those who are bereaved or are on the cusp of being so. It is also a good introductory book, as was its predecessor-On Death and Dying-to the area of counseling psychology, specifically thanatology, the study of death and dying, for there are many issues in the dying process that are addressed: nonverbal symbolic language, ...
It's Not Carpal Tunnel Syndrome! RSI Theory & Therapy for Computer Professionals
Did what doctors and PT couldn't!
I have been a programmer and heavy computer user for around 10 years and for the last 2 have been having mild back pain, but didn't think much of it. 6 months ago I started getting pain and numbness in my fingers, hands and wrists so I went in to my doctor. He assumed I had injured them somehow and put me on steroids, and then anti-inflammatories. After being on drugs for 2 months I figured it ...
Jane Brody's Guide to the Great Beyond: A Practical Primer to Help You and Your Loved Ones Prepare Medically, ...
Random House, 2009
My mother-in-law is dying of cancer and old age (she is 90). My mother is 88 and just moving from her home to an independent living apartment. I bought copies of this book both for myself and for my wife and siblings and all have given me feedback about how useful Brody's discussions and insights are. It is particularly useful concerning "the nitty gritty" concerning DNR and the variations on ...
Surviving Terminal Cancer: Clinical Trials, Drug Cocktails, and Other Treatments Your Oncologist Won't Tell ...
Fairview Press, 2002
An important book for scientists and lay people
Dr. Ben Williams is an excellent writer who provides a rare opportunity for readers to learn about his "terminal" cancer through a scientist's eyes. In short, he has already survived and thrived over 15 years after he received a diagnosis of a disease that was supposed to lead to a rapid trip to the undertaker. In part one, he shares a very personal view of his own round-trip to Hades. His wry ...
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