Handbook for Mortals

Guidance for People Facing Serious Illness Joanne Lynn, Joan Harrold, The
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Author: Joanne Lynn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199760886

Category: Self-Help


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Handbook for Mortals is warmly addressed to all those who wish to approach the final years of life with greater awareness of what to expect and greater confidence about how to make the end of our lives a time for growth, comfort, and meaningful reflection. Written by Drs. Joanne Lynn and Joan Harrold and a variety of experts from nursing, hospice, counseling, and the arts, this book provides equal measures of practical information and gentle insight. Readers will learn what decisions they will need to face, where to look for help, how to ease pain and other symptoms, what to expect with specific diseases, and how the health-care system operates. Equally important to this practical information are the personal stories included here of how people have come to terms with dying, faced their fears, and made important choices. From down-to-earth advice on how to talk to your doctor to inspiring quotes from such writers as W. H. Auden, Jane Kenyon, and others, Handbook for Mortals encompasses the needs of both the body and the spirit in our final years.
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Handbook for Mortals

"Zade Holder has always been a free-spirited young woman, from a long dynasty of tarot-card readers, fortunetellers, and practitioners of magick.

Author: Lani Sarem

Publisher: Geeknation Press

ISBN: 1545611459

Category: Young Adult Fiction

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"Zade Holder has always been a free-spirited young woman, from a long dynasty of tarot-card readers, fortunetellers, and practitioners of magick. Growing up in a small town and never quite fitting in, Zade is determined to forge her own path. She leaves her home in Tennessee to break free from her overprotective mother Dela, the local resident spellcaster and fortuneteller. Zade travels to Las Vegas and uses supernatural powers to become part of a premiere magic show led by the infamous magician Charles Spellman. Zade fits right in with his troupe of artists and misfits. After all, when everyone is slightly eccentric, appearing 'normal' is much less important. Behind the scenes of this multimillion-dollar production, Zade finds herself caught in a love triangle with Mac, the show's good-looking but rough-around-the-edges technical director and Jackson, the tall, dark, handsome and charming bandleader. Zade's secrets and the struggle to choose between Mac or Jackson creates reckless tension during the grand finale of the show. Using Chaos magick, which is known for being unpredictable, she tests her abilities as a spellcaster farther than she's ever tried and finds herself at death's door. Her fate is left in the hands of a mortal who does not believe in a world of real magick, a fortuneteller who knew one day Zade would put herself in danger and a dagger with mystical powers"--Amazon.com
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Handbook for Mortals

Rev. ed. of: Handbook for mortals / Joanne Lynn, Joan Harrold, and the Center to Improve Care of the Dying, George Washington University. 1999.

Author: Joanne Lynn, MD

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199744565

Category: Family & Relationships

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Rev. ed. of: Handbook for mortals / Joanne Lynn, Joan Harrold, and the Center to Improve Care of the Dying, George Washington University. 1999.
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A Physician s Guide to Pain and Symptom Management in Cancer Patients

Handbook for Mortals: Guidance for People Facing Serious Illness. 2nd ed. New
York: Oxford University Press, 2011. A straightforward, clearly written manual that
I give to patients and families who are facing a terminal prognosis. It includes ...

Author: Janet L. Abrahm

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421414041

Category: Medical

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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.
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Caring for the Dying at Home

Cooper J ( ed ) Stepping into Palliative Care : a handbook for community
professionals . Radcliffe Medical Press . ... Lynn J and Harrold J ( 1999 )
Handbook for Mortals : guidance for people facing serious illness . Oxford
University Press .

Author: Keri Thomas

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 185775946X

Category: Medical

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This book is essential reading for general practitioners; practice, district and Macmillan nurses; social workers and all others involved in terminal care in the community.
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User Guide Handbook for Understanding the Universe Mortal Experience

However I really think that if it were generally so “permitted”, then it would spell
disaster for this entire mortal cosmos. ... and that the vast majority of mortals are
too conditioned to this sphere to have ability to discern them, they are not more ...

Author: Bob Maddison

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312585928



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Handbook for Mortals: Guidance for People Facing Serious Illness. New York:
Oxford University Press, 1999. MacDonald, Michael. Mystical Bedlam: Madness,
Anxiety, and Healing in Seventeenth-Century England. New York: Cambridge ...

Author: Chris Feudtner

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807863183

Category: Health & Fitness

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One of medicine's most remarkable therapeutic triumphs was the discovery of insulin in 1921. The drug produced astonishing results, rescuing children and adults from the deadly grip of diabetes. But as Chris Feudtner demonstrates, the subsequent transformation of the disease from a fatal condition into a chronic illness is a story of success tinged with irony, a revealing saga that illuminates the complex human consequences of medical intervention. Bittersweet chronicles this history of diabetes through the compelling perspectives of people who lived with this disease. Drawing on a remarkable body of letters exchanged between patients or their parents and Dr. Elliot P. Joslin and the staff of physicians at his famed Boston clinic, Feudtner examines the experience of living with diabetes across the twentieth century, highlighting changes in treatment and their profound effects on patients' lives. Although focused on juvenile-onset, or Type 1, diabetes, the themes explored in Bittersweet have implications for our understanding of adult-onset, or Type 2, diabetes, as well as a host of other diseases that, thanks to drugs or medical advances, are being transformed from acute to chronic conditions. Indeed, the tale of diabetes in the post-insulin era provides an ideal opportunity for exploring the larger questions of how medicine changes our lives.
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Suggested Readings Lynn J, Harrold J. Handbook for Mortals: Guidance for
People Facing Serious Illness. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 1999.
Wrede-Seaman L. Symptom Management Algorithms: A Handbook for Palliative

Author: Patrick M. Kortebein, MD

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 9781617050305

Category: Medical

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Designed for the busy practitioner, Geriatrics presents 97 alphabetically arranged topics covering all major concerns in geriatric rehabilitation ranging from age-related changes to end-of-life care. The first section reviews topics related to normal aging and assessment methods to measure systemic changes. The second section addresses common aging-associated diseases and disorders affecting relevant organ systems, including neurologic, musculoskeletal, rheumatologic, and cardiovascular problems and other key concerns such as functional decline, incontinence, and visual impairments. The last section highlights special considerations such as aging with a developmental disability, exercise, pain management, polypharmacy, and rehabilitation in various healthcare settings. Taken together, the book catalogs the broad range of functional issues endemic in the elderly population and offers a quick reference guide for rehabilitation professionals providing high-quality clinical care to older patients. Every entry is standardized for quick look-up in the office or clinic, and features description, etiology, risk factors, clinical features, natural history, diagnosis, red flags, treatment, prognosis, helpful hints, and suggested readings. All Rehabilitation Medicine Quick ReferenceTitles Offer: Consistent Approach and Organization: at-a-glance outline format allows readers to find the facts quickly Concise Coverage: of must-know information broken down into easy-to-locate topics Fast Answers to Clinical Questions: diagnostic and management criteria for problems commonly encountered in daily practice Hands-on Practical Guidance: for all types of interventions and therapies Multi-Specialty Perspective: ensures that issues of relevance to all rehabilitation team members are addressed
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Handbook of Native American Literature

He states that the Iroquois have oratory, but he does not use that word in
reference to these addresses. Nor do the addresses fit this article's definition of
oratory. They are said by mortals to mortals about what is good for the community
, but ...

Author: Andrew Wiget

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135639174

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Handbook of Native American Literature is a unique, comprehensive, and authoritative guide to the oral and written literatures of Native Americans. It lays the perfect foundation for understanding the works of Native American writers. Divided into three major sections, Native American Oral Literatures, The Historical Emergence of Native American Writing, and A Native American Renaissance: 1967 to the Present, it includes 22 lengthy essays, written by scholars of the Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures. The book features reports on the oral traditions of various tribes and topics such as the relation of the Bible, dreams, oratory, humor, autobiography, and federal land policies to Native American literature. Eight additional essays cover teaching Native American literature, new fiction, new theater, and other important topics, and there are bio-critical essays on more than 40 writers ranging from William Apes (who in the early 19th century denounced white society's treatment of his people) to contemporary poet Ray Young Bear. Packed with information that was once scattered and scarce, the Handbook of Native American Literature -a valuable one-volume resource-is sure to appeal to everyone interested in Native American history, culture, and literature. Previously published in cloth as The Dictionary of Native American Literature
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The Oxford Handbook of Aquinas

Some people, Aquinas noticed, held that human beings, even without grace, can
avoid committing only some individual mortal sins, but they cannot avoid sinning
altogether; moreover, those people held that human beings can exceptionally ...

Author: Brian Davies

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190208790

Category: Philosophy

Page: 608

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Thomas Aquinas (1224/6-1274) lived an active, demanding academic and ecclesiastical life that ended while he was still comparatively young. He nonetheless produced many works, varying in length from a few pages to a few volumes. The present book is an introduction to this influential author and a guide to his thought on almost all the major topics on which he wrote. The book begins with an account of Aquinas's life and works. The next section contains a series of essays that set Aquinas in his intellectual context. They focus on the philosophical sources that are likely to have influenced his thinking, the most prominent of which were certain Greek philosophers (chiefly Aristotle), Latin Christian writers (such as Augustine), and Jewish and Islamic authors (such as Maimonides and Avicenna). The subsequent sections of the book address topics that Aquinas himself discussed. These include metaphysics, the existence and nature of God, ethics and action theory, epistemology, philosophy of mind and human nature, the nature of language, and an array of theological topics, including Trinity, Incarnation, sacraments, resurrection, and the problem of evil, among others. These sections include more than thirty contributions on topics central to Aquinas's own worldview. The final sections of the volume address the development of Aquinas's thought and its historical influence. Any attempt to present the views of a philosopher in an earlier historical period that is meant to foster reflection on that thinker's views needs to be both historically faithful and also philosophically engaged. The present book combines both exposition and evaluation insofar as its contributors have space to engage in both. This Handbook is therefore meant to be useful to someone wanting to learn about Aquinas's philosophy and theology while also looking for help in philosophical interaction with it.
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Handbook of the History of Logic Inductive logic

Thus, from All people are mortal, we may deductively infer that Person A is mortal
, Person B is mortal, and so on. But from Person A is mortal, Person B is mortal,
and so on, we can inductively derive, with inevitable uncertainty, that All people ...

Author: Dov M. Gabbay

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780444529367

Category: Induction (Logic)

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In designing the Handbook of the History of Logic, the Editors have taken the view that the history of logic holds more than an antiquarian interest, and that a knowledge of logic's rich and sophisticated development is, in various respects, relevant to the research programmes of the present day. Ancient logic is no exception. The present volume attests to the distant origins of some of modern logic's most important features, such as can be found in the claim by the authors of the chapter on Aristotle's early logic that, from its infancy, the theory of the syllogism is an example of an intuitionistic, non-monotonic, relevantly paraconsistent logic. Similarly, in addition to its comparative earliness, what is striking about the best of the Megarian and Stoic traditions is their sophistication and originality.
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Handbook for Curates

Thayer and Lualdi share an interest in late medieval and early modern Christianity and have collaborated on the edited volume Penitence in the Age of Reformations.


Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 9780813218694

Category: History

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Guido of Monte Rochen's Handbook for Curates became the most popular pastoral manual at the close of the Middle Ages as thousands of copies were printed in Europe.
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The Handbook of Hispanic Linguistics

Recall that certain predicates only appear with ser (i.e., mortal 'mortal'), and
others only with estar (muerto 'dead'). Following the logic above, these adjectives
only have one lexical entry: mortal lacks an aspectual feature and muertoalways

Author: José Ignacio Hualde

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118228043

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Reflecting the growth and increasing global importance of the Spanish language, The Handbook of Hispanic Linguistics brings together a team of renowned Spanish linguistics scholars to explore both applied and theoretical work in this field. Features 41 newly-written essays contributed by leading language scholars that shed new light on the growth and significance of the Spanish language Combines current applied and theoretical research results in the field of Spanish linguistics Explores all facets relating to the origins, evolution, and geographical variations of the Spanish language Examines topics including second language learning, Spanish in the classroom, immigration, heritage languages, and bilingualism
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Handbook of Classical Mythology

“Diana,” in LIMC 2:792–855. Jean-Pierre Vernant. Mortals and Immortals:
Collected Essays, edited by Froma Zeitlin. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University
Press, 1991, 195–257. Asklepios. ASKLEPIOS (LATINIZED FORM

Author: William F. Hansen

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576072264

Category: Social Science

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Presents classic stories of the Greeks and Romans, along with geographical and historical background information.
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Rationality for Mortals

This chapter is a revised version of G. Gigerenzer, “Fast and Frugal Heuristics:
The Tools of Bounded Rationality,” in Blackwell Handbook of Judgment and
Decision Making, ed. D. J. Koehler and N. Harvey (Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 2004),

Author: Gerd Gigerenzer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199890125

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Gerd Gigerenzer's influential work examines the rationality of individuals not from the perspective of logic or probability, but from the point of view of adaptation to the real world of human behavior and interaction with the environment. Seen from this perspective, human behavior is more rational than it might otherwise appear. This work is extremely influential and has spawned an entire research program. This volume (which follows on a previous collection, Adaptive Thinking, also published by OUP) collects his most recent articles, looking at how people use "fast and frugal heuristics" to calculate probability and risk and make decisions. It includes a newly writen, substantial introduction, and the articles have been revised and updated where appropriate. This volume should appeal, like the earlier volumes, to a broad mixture of cognitive psychologists, philosophers, economists, and others who study decision making.
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Brazilian Saints Manhattan Mortals

These were the folks that didn't necessarily require application of the Bartender's
Handbook rules and, as a result, the small talk that arose was sometimes pretty
interesting. At about ten o'clock I was leaning against the bar picking up some ...

Author: Michael Featherstone

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595189892

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

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A Brazilian female jogger is found murdered in Central Park. The police investigation is stymied by a lack of evidence and is going nowhere. Enter Mike Breza, private detective and bartender at the White Horse Tavern. Hired to lend a hand by the murdered woman’s boyfriend, who also happens to be his brother, Mike finds himself paired up with a friend of the victim’s family, Anjo Denovo, as he begins his investigation. With the help and hindrance of Anjo, as well as a cast of characters including the best panhandler in Manhattan, a hard-boiled ex-NYPD detective, vicious drug dealers and even more vicious bankers, Mike finds himself so deeply drawn into the case it takes almost a miracle to get him out alive.
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Database Design for Mere Mortals

Fleming, Candace C., and Barbara von Halle. (1989) Handbook of Relational
Database Design. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley. Hoffer, Jeffrey A., Mary B.
Prescott, and Fred R. McFadden. (2002) Modern Database Management, Sixth

Author: Michael J. Hernandez

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 9780133122275

Category: Computers

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The #1 Easy, Commonsense Guide to Database Design! Michael J. Hernandez’s best-selling Database Design for Mere Mortals® has earned worldwide respect as the clearest, simplest way to learn relational database design. Now, he’s made this hands-on, software-independent tutorial even easier, while ensuring that his design methodology is still relevant to the latest databases, applications, and best practices. Step by step, Database Design for Mere Mortals ® , Third Edition, shows you how to design databases that are soundly structured, reliable, and flexible, even in modern web applications. Hernandez guides you through everything from database planning to defining tables, fields, keys, table relationships, business rules, and views. You’ll learn practical ways to improve data integrity, how to avoid common mistakes, and when to break the rules. Coverage includes Understanding database types, models, and design terminology Discovering what good database design can do for you—and why bad design can make your life miserable Setting objectives for your database, and transforming those objectives into real designs Analyzing a current database so you can identify ways to improve it Establishing table structures and relationships, assigning primary keys, setting field specifications, and setting up views Ensuring the appropriate level of data integrity for each application Identifying and establishing business rules Whatever relational database systems you use, Hernandez will help you design databases that are robust and trustworthy. Never designed a database before? Settling for inadequate generic designs? Running existing databases that need improvement? Start here.
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Handbook of Pragmatics

Jan - Ola Östman & Jef Verschueren REVISION in collaboration with Eline
Versluys Handbook of Pragmatics ( 2007 ) © 2007 John ... Aristotle built up a
logic whose smallest units are general terms like ' Man ' , ' Animal , and ' Mortal ' .

Author: Jan-Ola Östman

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027232458

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 358

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This encyclopaedia of one of the major fields of language studies is a continuously updated source of state-of-the-art information for anyone interested in language use. The IPrA Handbook now contains nearly 5,000 pages. It provides easy access — for scholars with widely divergent backgrounds but with convergent interests in the use and functioning of language — to the different topics, traditions and methods which together make up the field of Pragmatics, broadly conceived as “the cognitive, social and cultural study of language and communication”. The Handbook of Pragmatics is a unique reference work for researchers: the main body of the Handbook is produced in loose-leaf format in 3-ring binders and is accompanied by the bound Manual. The loose-leaf Handbook forms the basis of the Handbook proper giving an overview of the subfields, traditions, methodologies and concepts of Pragmatics. The Handbook is used as a basis for the online version: the Handbook of Pragmatics Online has been expanded and revised annually since 2003. Future versions will add further records and will include updates, rewritings and extensive revisions of already existing records. The Handbook of Pragmatics Online is available from www.benjamins.com/online with a free 90-day trial. The Handbook is also available in combination with the Bibliography of Pragmatics Online at a discounted rate. SPECIAL OFFER: 30% discount for a complete set order (Manual + Installments 1995-2009).
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