Dying Well

Peace and Possibilities at the End of Life
Author: Ira Byock
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781573226578
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 299
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Explores the important emotional work accomplished in the final months of life and offers advice on dealing with doctors, talking with friends and relatives, and mananging end-of-life care

Hospice Social Work


Author: Dona J. Reese
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231508735
Category: Social Science
Page: 360
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The first text to explore the history, characteristics, and challenges of hospice social work, this volume weaves leading research into an underlying framework for practice and care. A longtime practitioner, Dona J. Reese describes the hospice social work role in assessment and intervention with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and the community, while honestly confronting the personal and professional difficulties of such life-changing work. She introduces a well-tested model of psychosocial and spiritual variables that predict hospice client outcomes, and she advances a social work assessment tool to document their occurrence. Operating at the center of national leaders' coordinated efforts to develop and advance professional organizations and guidelines for end-of-life care, Reese reaches out with support and practice information, helping social workers understand their significance in treating the whole person, contributing to the cultural competence of hospice settings, and claiming a definitive place within the hospice team.

A Few Months to Live

Different Paths to Life’s End
Author: Jana Staton,Roger W. Shuy,Ira Byock
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9781589012264
Category: Medical
Page: 384
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A Few Months to Live describes what dying is like from the perspectives of nine terminally ill individuals and their caregivers. Documenting a unique study of end-of-life experiences that included detailed conversations in home care settings, the book focuses on how participants lived their daily lives, understood their illnesses, coped with symptoms-especially pain-and searched for meaning or spiritual growth in their final months of life. The accounts are presented largely in the participants' own words, illuminating both the medical and non-medical challenges that arose from the time each learned the "bad news" through their final days of life and memorial services. Describing the nationwide crisis that surrounds end-of-life care, the authors contend that informal caregiving by relatives and close friends is an enormous and too-often invisible resource that deserves close and public attention. By incorporating not only the ill person's but also the family's perspective, they portray the nine participants in the contexts of their daily lives and relationships rather than simply as patients. Addressing such issues as palliative care, quality of life, financial hardship, grief and loss, and communications with medical personnel, the authors identify how families, professionals, and communities can respond to the challenges of terminal illness and the need to confront life's end.

Abeloff's Clinical Oncology E-Book


Author: John E. Niederhuber,James O. Armitage,James H Doroshow,Michael B. Kastan,Joel E. Tepper
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455728810
Category: Medical
Page: 2224
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Practical and clinically focused, Abeloff’s Clinical Oncology is a trusted medical reference book designed to capture the latest scientific discoveries and their implications for cancer diagnosis and management of cancer in the most accessible manner possible. Abeloff’s equips everyone involved - from radiologists and oncologists to surgeons and nurses - to collaborate effectively and provide the best possible cancer care. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Select the most appropriate tests and imaging studies for cancer diagnosis and staging of each type of cancer, and manage your patients in the most effective way possible by using all of the latest techniques and approaches in oncology. Enhance your understanding of complex concepts with a color art program that highlights key points and illustrates relevant scientific and clinical problems. Stay at the forefront of the latest developments in cancer pharmacology, oncology and healthcare policy, survivorship in cancer, and many other timely topics. See how the most recent cancer research applies to practice through an increased emphasis on the relevance of new scientific discoveries and modalities within disease chapters. Streamline clinical decision making with abundant new treatment and diagnostic algorithms as well as concrete management recommendations. Take advantage of the collective wisdom of preeminent multidisciplinary experts in the field of oncology, including previous Abeloff’s editors John E. Niederhuber, James O. Armitage, and Michael B. Kastan as well as new editors James H. Doroshow from the National Cancer Institute and Joel E. Tepper of Gunderson & Tepper: Clinical Radiation Oncology. Quickly and effortlessly access the key information you need with the help of an even more user-friendly, streamlined format. Access the complete contents anytime, anywhere at Expert Consult, and test your mastery of the latest knowledge with 500 online multiple-choice review questions.

Thrive

The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder
Author: Arianna Huffington
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0804140855
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
View: 9743
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In Thrive, Arianna Huffington makes an impassioned and compelling case for the need to redefine what it means to be successful in today's world. Arianna Huffington's personal wake-up call came in the form of a broken cheekbone and a nasty gash over her eye--the result of a fall brought on by exhaustion and lack of sleep. As the cofounder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group--one of the fastest growing media companies in the world--celebrated as one of the world's most influential women, and gracing the covers of magazines, she was, by any traditional measure, extraordinarily successful. Yet as she found herself going from brain MRI to CAT scan to echocardiogram, to find out if there was any underlying medical problem beyond exhaustion, she wondered is this really what success feels like? As more and more people are coming to realize, there is far more to living a truly successful life than just earning a bigger salary and capturing a corner office. Our relentless pursuit of the two traditional metrics of success--money and power--has led to an epidemic of burnout and stress-related illnesses, and an erosion in the quality of our relationships, family life, and, ironically, our careers. In being connected to the world 24/7, we're losing our connection to what truly matters. Our current definition of success is, as Thrive shows, literally killing us. We need a new way forward. In a commencement address Arianna gave at Smith College in the spring of 2013, she likened our drive for money and power to two legs of a three-legged stool. They may hold us up temporarily, but sooner or later we're going to topple over. We need a third leg--a third metric for defining success--to truly thrive. That third metric, she writes in Thrive, includes our well-being, our ability to draw on our intuition and inner wisdom, our sense of wonder, and our capacity for compassion and giving. As Arianna points out, our eulogies celebrate our lives very differently from the way society defines success. They don't commemorate our long hours in the office, our promotions, or our sterling PowerPoint presentations as we relentlessly raced to climb up the career ladder. They are not about our resumes--they are about cherished memories, shared adventures, small kindnesses and acts of generosity, lifelong passions, and the things that made us laugh. In this deeply personal book, Arianna talks candidly about her own challenges with managing time and prioritizing the demands of a career and raising two daughters--of juggling business deadlines and family crises, a harried dance that led to her collapse and to her "aha moment." Drawing on the latest groundbreaking research and scientific findings in the fields of psychology, sports, sleep, and physiology that show the profound and transformative effects of meditation, mindfulness, unplugging, and giving, Arianna shows us the way to a revolution in our culture, our thinking, our workplace, and our lives.

Music of the Soul

Composing Life Out of Loss
Author: Joy S. Berger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136915141
Category: Music
Page: 240
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Music of the Soul guides the reader through principles, techniques, and exercises for incorporating music into grief counseling, with the end goal of further empowering the grieving person. Music has a unique ability to elicit a whole range of powerful emotional responses in people - even so far as altering or enhancing one's mood - as well as physical reactions. This interdisciplinary text draws in equal parts from contemporary grief/loss theory, music therapy research, historical examples of powerful music, case studies, and both self-reflecting and teaching exercises. Music is as much about beginnings as endings, and thus the book moves through life’s losses into its new beginnings, using musical expression to help the bereaved find meaning in loss and hurt, and move forward with their lives. With numerous exercises and examples for implementing the use of music in grief counseling, the book offers a practical and flexible approach to a broad spectrum of mental health practitioners, from thanatologists to hospice staff, at all levels of professional training and settings.

Last Acts

Discovering Possibility and Opportunity at the End of Life
Author: David J. Casarett,
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416580713
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 368
View: 633
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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 you lost a family member or dear friend to a terminal illness and were baffled by that person's choices. How do you make sense of his or her last acts? Dr. David Casarett, a palliative care physician and researcher, specializes in the care of patients near the end of life. Drawing on his years of experience and the stories of patients he has treated, as well as his own research, he explores the wide variety of ways in which people spend their last days. Why do some people choose to be altruistic, while others are vengeful? Why do some leave a legacy, while others prefer to celebrate and enjoy their time with family and friends? Why do some fight and struggle to the last minute, while others accept their fate and use their limited time to reconnect or reconcile? The tremendous diversity of these last acts makes clear that there is no formula for dying well or choices that are right for everyone. At the same time, these stories reveal that some choices may be harmful to the dying person or those closest to him. Last Acts helps dying patients and their families think about the possibilities that exist at the end of life, so they may choose to spend their time in ways that help bring them peace of mind.

A Physician's Guide to Pain and Symptom Management in Cancer Patients


Author: Janet L. Abrahm
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 142141404X
Category: Medical
Page: 664
View: 587
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This comprehensive guide to managing pain and other symptoms for people with cancer has helped tens of thousands of patients and families. Designed for busy practicing clinicians, A Physician's Guide to Pain and Symptom Management in Cancer Patients provides primary care physicians, advanced practice nurses, internists, and oncologists with detailed information and advice for alleviating the stress and pain of patients and family members alike. Drawing on the work of experts who have developed revolutionary approaches to symptom management and palliative care, as well as on the lessons learned from patients and their families during her thirty years as a teacher and clinician, Dr. Janet L. Abrahm shows how physicians and other caregivers can help patients and families heal emotionally even as the disease progresses. The third edition includes updates to medications and clinical stories, and features two new chapters: "Working with Patients’ Families" and "Sexuality, Intimacy, and Cancer." New lessons from palliative care and hospice care can help patients, their professional caregivers, and their families support each other every step of the way.

Gerontological Social Work Practice

Issues, Challenges, and Potential
Author: Enid Opal Cox,Rosemary Chapin,Elizabeth Kelchner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317787757
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 226
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What are the challenges facing gerontological social workers—today and in the near future? This book gives you an essential overview of the role, status, and potential of gerontological social work in aging societies around the world. Drawing on the expertise of leaders in the field, it identifies key policy and practice issues and suggests directions for the future. Here you’ll find important perspectives on home health care, mental health, elder abuse, older workers’ issues, and death and dying, as well as an examination of the policy and practice issues of utmost concern to social workers dealing with the elderly. With Gerontological Social Work Practice: Issues, Challenges, and Potential you’ll explore: the differences between real situations and what demographics lead one to expect the need for social workers to focus on economic, political, and social issues in order to promote positive change the long-term care insurance issues facing elderly Japanese citizens a Canadian perspective on social work practice with aging people practice techniques to use with aging African Americans strengths-based and empowerment-oriented ways to work with frail elderly the impact of multiculturalism on social policy and much more!

Sterblich sein

Was am Ende wirklich zählt. Über Würde, Autonomie und eine angemessene medizinische Versorgung
Author: Atul Gawande
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104035849
Category: Self-Help
Page: 336
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Ein Buch über das Sterben, das das Leben lehrt Die Medizin scheint über Krankheit und Tod zu triumphieren, doch sterben wir so trostlos wie nie zuvor. Der Bestsellerautor und renommierte Arzt Atul Gawande schreibt in seinem beeindruckenden Buch über das, was am Ende unseres Lebens wirklich zählt. Ungewöhnlich offen spricht er darüber, was es bedeutet, alt zu werden, wie man mit Gebrechen und Krankheiten umgehen kann und was wir an unserem System ändern müssen, um unser Leben würdevoll zu Ende zu bringen. Ein mutiges und weises Buch eines großartigen Autors, voller Geschichten und eigener Erfahrungen, das uns hilft, die Geschichte unseres Lebens gut zu Ende zu erzählen. »Dieses Buch ist nicht nur weise und sehr bewegend, sondern gerade in unserer Zeit unbedingt notwendig und sehr aufschlussreich.« Oliver Sacks »Die medizinische Betreuung ist mehr auf Heilung ausgelegt als auf das Sterben. Dies ist Atuls Gawandes stärkstes und bewegendstes Buch.« Malcolm Gladwell

Oscar

Was uns ein Kater über das Leben und das Sterben lehrt
Author: Dr. David Dosa
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 342655853X
Category: Self-Help
Page: 256
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Wenn sich Oscar, der Stationskater, zu einem Patienten auf das Bett legt, dann wissen Doktor Dosa und die Schwestern des Pflegeheims, dass es so weit ist. Denn Oscar spürt, wann ein Mensch sterben wird. Schnurrend schmiegt er sich an ihn – und bleibt bis zum letzten Atemzug. Oscar gibt Sterbenden, was ihnen von den Menschen oft verwehrt wird: tröstenden Beistand am Lebensende.

Patience, compassion, hope, and the Christian art of dying well


Author: Christopher P. Vogt
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 161
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By mining the rich tradition of virtue ethics, Christopher Vogt uses the virtues of patience, compassion, and hope as a framework for specifying the shape of a good death, and for naming the practices Christians should develop to live well and die well. Bringing together historical, biblical, and contemporary sources in Christian ethics, Vogt provides a long-overdue theological analysis of the ars moriendi or art of dying literature of four centuries ago. Through a careful analysis of Luke's passion narrative, Vogt uses Jesus as the primary model for being patient in the face of death and for dying well.

Krieg und Frieden


Author: Leo Tolstoi
Publisher: Null Papier Verlag
ISBN: 3954181711
Category: Fiction
Page: 1300
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Zwischen 1863 und 1869 schuf Leo Tolstoi dieses Werk, das in seiner erzählerischen Breite auf bis dahin unerreicht kunstfertige Weise einen Historien-, Familien- und Bildungsroman vereinte. Hintergrund ist der Krieg zwischen Russland und Frankreich. Der mit über 200 Figuren überreich bevölkerte Roman schildert die Schicksale dreier Familien über mehrere Generationen hinweg. Tolstoi spring kunstvoll zwischen familiären, privaten Szenen und der Schilderung von Schlachten und kriegerischen Manövergesprächen hin und her und bietet so ein einen einmaligen Einblick in die russisch-aristokratische Seelenlage der damaligen Zeit. Das Buch ist psychologischer Spiegel und kulturphilosophisches Brennglas in einem. Der geschickte Aufbau des Buches und die sprachlich bis ins Letzte ausgefeilte Intensität ließen Tolstois Werk schnell zu einem Klassiker von Weltrang werden. »O Himmel, welch heftiger Überfall!« erwiderte der Fürst, ohne durch diesen Empfang in Aufregung zu geraten. Der Fürst trug die goldgestickte Uniform des Hofes mit Ordenssternen, seidene Strümpfe und Schnallenschuhe. Sein Gesicht zeigte beständig ein liebenswürdiges Lächeln. Er sprach Französisch, jenes gewählte Französisch, in dem unsere Großväter nicht nur sprachen, sondern auch dachten, und in dem gemessenen, herablassenden Ton eines einflußreichen Würdenträgers, der am Hofe alt geworden ist. Er näherte sich Anna Pawlowna, küßte ihr die Hand, indem er sein kahles, parfümiertes Haupt neigte, und ließ sich dann bequem auf einem Sofa nieder. »Vor allem, verehrte Freundin, beruhigen Sie mich über den Zustand Ihrer Gesundheit«, fuhr er in galantem Tone fort, der aber nicht frei von Spott war. Null Papier Verlag www.null-papier.de

CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2019


Author: Maxine A. Papadakis,Stephen J. McPhee,Michael W. Rabow
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 1260117448
Category: Medical
Page: N.A
View: 7987
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Know what the experts know and incorporate it into your daily practice with the #1 annual guide to internal medicine INCLUDES 7 ONLINE-ONLY CHAPTERS AT NO ADDITIONAL COST!Visit: www.AccessMedicine.com/CMDT Written by clinicians renowned in their respective fields, CMDT offers the most current insight into epidemiology, symptoms, signs, and treatment for more than 1,000 diseases and disorders. For each topic, you’ll find concise, evidence-based answers to questions about hospital and ambulatory medicine. This streamlined clinical companion is the fastest and easiest way to keep abreast of the latest diagnostic advances, prevention strategies, and cost-effective treatments. Features and content critical to clinical practice: •Strong emphasis on the practical aspects of clinical diagnosis and patient management in all fields of internal medicine•Full review of all internal medicine and primary care topics, including gynecology and obstetrics, dermatology, neurology, ophthalmology, geriatrics, and palliative care •Update of newly emerging infections and their treatments•Specific disease prevention information•Hundreds of medication tables, with indexed trade names and updated prices – plus helpful diagnostic and treatment algorithms•Recent references with PMID numbers•Full-color photographs and illustrations (many new to this edition) HERE ARE SOME OF THE MANY UPDATES AND ADDITIONS:•Revised section on pain management at the end of life•Updated ACC/AHA guidelines for treatment of valvular disease•New ACC/AHA and Hypertension Canada blood pressure guidelines•New FDA approved medications for treatment of breast cancer•New colon cancer screening recommendations from the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force•Acclaimed annual update of HIV/AIDS•New classification of epilepsy•Revised recommendations for treating hepatitis C virus-associated kidney disease•Revised chapter on psychiatric disordersNew FDA approved medication for gastric adenocarcinoma •Updated information about treating spinal muscular atrophy

Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2018, 57th Edition


Author: Maxine A. Papadakis,Stephen J. McPhee,Michael W. Rabow
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 125986149X
Category: Medical
Page: 1920
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The #1 annually updated general medical text – enabling you to put the latest research into practice CURRENT Medical Diagnosis & Treatment is the most comprehensive, reliable, and timely reference available to answer common questions that arise in everyday clinical practice. Readers will find authoritative, evidence-based coverage of more than 1,000 diseases and disorders along with a concise, yet thorough synopsis of diagnosis and treatment. Written in a clear, easy-to-read style, this trusted classic covers all aspects of outpatient and inpatient care, and also includes discussion of new developments and breakthroughs in medicine. Presented in full color, CMDT covers every aspect of general medicine, with an emphasis on prevention and cost-effective strategies. • The only text with an annual review of the advances made in HIV treatment • Detailed overview of other primary care topics, from gynecology, orthopedics and dermatology to ophthalmology, psychiatry, and neurology • Many decision-speeding diagnostic and treatment algorithms and tables • The perfect balance of clinical practice and research evidence to optimize patient care • New chapter on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Health

The Michigan Physician Guide to End-of-life Care


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Hospice care
Page: 48
View: 9148
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CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2009


Author: Stephen J. McPhee,Maxine A. Papadakis
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071641371
Category: Medical
Page: 1808
View: 8714
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Huge market: family physicians, internists, nurse practitioners, medical students, internal medicine residents, family medicine residents Consistent bestseller, more than 80,000 copies sell annually Completely current: all topics updated annually to provide the latest treatment advances New to this edition: updated Cancer and Urologic Disorders chapter, latest drug information, increased coverage of Canadian and International Guidelines The only text with an annual review of advances in HIV treatment

CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2013


Author: Maxine A. Papadakis,Stephen J. McPhee,Michael W. Rabow
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071781838
Category: Medical
Page: 1840
View: 471
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The #1 bestselling annual guide to internal medicine—now completely updated! Learn from the experts – and accelerate your clinical decision making Internationally acclaimed for its scholarship, conciseness, full-color presentation, and encyclopedic scope, CMDT puts the latest research where it belongs . . . into your practice. The new edition of this streamlined clinical companion delivers at-a-glance summaries of the signs, symptoms, epidemiology, etiology, and treatment options for more than 1,000 diseases and disorders. Practitioners in both the hospital and ambulatory settings rely on CMDT to keep up with new medical advances, prevention strategies, and cost-effective therapies. Here’s why CMDT is essential to clinical practice: Covers the fundamentals of clinical diagnosis and patient management in all fields of internal medicine A-to-Z survey of all primary care topics, including gynecology and obstetrics, dermatology, neurology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, psychiatry, neurology, toxicology, urology, geriatrics, orthopedics, and palliative care The only text with an annual update on the treatment of HIV infection and AIDS Easy-to-navigate design with numerous figures and tables Drug treatment tables, with indexed trade names and updated costs in each section Current references—with PubMed and PMID numbers “Essentials of Diagnosis” callouts for most diseases/disorders ICD-9 codes listed on inside covers NEW TO THIS EDITION: New chapter on Women’s Health Issues Extensively revised chapters: “Viral & Rickettsial Infections,” “Disorders Related to Environmental Factors,” and “Blood Disorders” Coverage of critical developments in anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapy, antihypertensive therapy, hematology, neurology, infectious disease, and cardiovascular medicine Important updates in oncology, including breast cancer treatment options, new lung cancer screening protocols, and cervical screening recommendations New risk assessment model for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and DVT preventive therapies following hip or knee replacement Recent CDC guidelines on adult and adolescent immunizations and the treatment of sexually transmitted infections Overview of new medications, including ivacaftor, eltrombopag, romiplostim, and eculizumab Extensive revision of the section on rhabdomyolysis New section on peripheral artery aneurysms

Interviews mit Sterbenden


Author: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783451613142
Category:
Page: 301
View: 9549
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