Care Home Stories

Aging, Disability, and Long-Term Residential Care

Author: Sally Chivers,Ulla Kriebernegg

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839438055

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

View: 9787

Institutional care for seniors offers a cultural repository for fears and hopes about an aging population. Although enormous changes have occurred in how institutional care is structured, the legacies of the poorhouse still persist, creating panicked views of the nursing home as a dreaded fate. The paradoxical nature of a space meant to be both hospital and home offers up critical tensions for examination by age studies scholars. The essays in this book challenge stereotypes of institutional care for older adults, illustrate the changes that have occurred over time, and illuminate the continuities in the stories we tell about nursing homes.

Parish Nursing

Stories Of Service & Care

Author: Verna Carson

Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press

ISBN: 193203109X

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 1284

Parish Nursing presents a vision where nurses can serve as the vital link between secular healthcare and sacred faith-based systems. Nurses are able to provide direct ministry to members of the congregation and also can be the communicators, teachers, motivators, and encouragers of others. The parish nurse could be a key person to link the two systems and provide truly wholistic care. Reading the stories of parish nurses gives us hope that this vision might be possible—indeed must be possible—if our aging society is to flourish in the years ahead.

Stories Care Forgot

An Anthology of New Orleans Zines

Author: Ethan Clark

Publisher: Last Gasp

ISBN: 9780867196610

Category: History

Page: 149

View: 9997

An anthology of zines from and about New Orleans. For years the punk and zine community has thrived, producing beautifully rendered volumes of stories and artwork. Reprinted here in their original format are selections from over a dozen zines including: Chainbreaker, Nosedive, Crude Noise, Rocket Queen, Emergency, I Hate this Part of Texas and Chihuaha and Pitbull. Many of the originals have been lost or destroyed and, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, this book serves not only as a preservation of writing and artwork, but also as an attempt to aid rebuilding its city of origin.

A Cast of Caregivers

Celebrity Stories to Help You Prepare to Care

Author: Sherri Snelling

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 1452559147

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 550

View: 1080

What caregiving role will you play? How will you avoid the caregiving cost drain? Are you prepared for the end? How will you overcome stress, burn-out, depression, guilt? How will you find happiness and support? How do you start the caregiving conversation with a loved one? Are you caring for yourself while caregiving? More than 65 million Americans are caring for a loved one yet most don’t know what they are facing or where to get help. Caregiving expert Sherri Snelling shines a spotlight on the world of caregiving and interviews celebrities who have taken the caregiving journey and shared their lessons learned. This how-to guide also covers caregiving topics A to Z, self-care advice and more. Inside you will find numerous expert interviews and tips on how to have the C-A-R-E Conversation℠ and how to find your Me Time Monday℠. Written to inspire and empower you, this is your screenplay for health and happiness while caregiving. As Dorothy said in The Wizard of Oz, “Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” Welcome to the Cast of Caregivers.

Remembering Home

Rediscovering the Self in Dementia

Author: Habib Chaudhury

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801888271

Category: Medical

Page: 127

View: 3987

"This volume advances the goals of affirming the dignity of and reinforcing personhood in adults with debilitating memory loss. Environmental gerontologist Habib Chaudhury draws on research and fieldwork--along with the stories and actions of persons with dementia and their loved ones--to discuss dementia and the concept of self."--Back cover.

Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Acceptance, Communication and Participation

4th International Conference, ITAP 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 15–20, 2018, Proceedings

Author: Jia Zhou,Gavriel Salvendy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319920340

Category: Computers

Page: 598

View: 428

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 4th International Conference onHuman Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2018, held as part of the 20th International Conference, HCI International 2018, which took place in Las Vegas, Nevada, in July 2018. The total of 1171 papers and 160 posters included in the 30 HCII 2018 proceedings volumes was carefully reviewed and selected from 4346 submissions. ITAP 2018 includes a total of 84 papers. They were organized in topical sections as follows: Part I: aging and technology acceptance; aging and interaction; intergenerational communication and social participation. Part II: health care technologies and services for the elderly; intelligent environments for aging; and games and entertainment for the elderly.

The Journey Home, Stories of Compassion and Inspiration from AseraCare Hospice

Author: K. T. Anders,John Ross

Publisher: AseraCare Hospice

ISBN: 0615415792

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 683

As a unique guide to coping with life-limiting illness, The Journey Home, Stories of Compassion and Inspiration from AseraCare Hospice is a book that provides a resource for patients, families and physicians who struggle with how and when to discuss the hospice option.The book was authored by K.T. Anders and John Ross, and published by AseraCare Hospice. It offers a firsthand look at the benefits of hospice through more than 60 personal accounts of AseraCare patients. The book guides patients and family members through the decision-making process, the roles of the care team and, ultimately, bereavement.The book provides examples of how to broach the hospice conversation and how to present it as a positive option. It reinforces the perspective of hospice as a valuable component of care delivered to a patient with terminal illness.Anders, the book's author, knew hospice and its benefits well. Anders' mother had undergone hospice, and unbeknownst to AseraCare, Anders herself was seeking treatment for a terminal illness that eventually brought her to hospice. Her husband wrote the final chapter dealing with bereavement after Anders passed away. With this book, Anders' journey has created a lasting body of knowledge on which others can draw.

Dentists who Care

Inspiring Stories of Professional Commitment

Author: James T. Rule,Muriel J. Bebeau

Publisher: Quintessence Publishing (IL)


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 8275

Over the past several years, the authors have collected the stories of dentists nominated by their peers as models of commitment to moral ideals and principles. This volume is a collection of these stories, intended to evoke a fuller understanding of professional responsibilities for young persons entering the discipline and to serve as a source of inspiration and renewal to those already established in their professional lives.

Handle With Care and Other Stories

Author: Ann MacLaren

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1789016061

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 913

Rose wants a baby, but she’s too old. Adam’s musical career is on the line. Newly widowed Evie wonders if it’s time to move on. Twelve-year-old Lizzie has to deal with her father’s heart attack. Mariella can’t stop worrying. Archie is hoping to make a success of his third marriage. And Sammy has to cope with a bad case of indigestion. Each of the principal characters in this collection has a problem or predicament to which there isn’t always an easy solution. If there is a solution... Disquieting, humorous and thought-provoking, these character-driven stories show the often extraordinary and unexpected ways in which their protagonists deal with the fragile moments in their lives. Readers who enjoy sympathetic and insightful short stories about human nature, as well as entertaining slices of daily life, will enjoy this book.

Stories from the Shadows

Reflections of a Street Doctor

Author: James J. O'Connell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692412343

Category: Homeless persons

Page: 192

View: 4998

Dr. O'Connell's collection of stories and essays, written during thirty years of caring for homeless persons in Boston, gently illuminates the humanity and raw courage of those who struggle to survive and find meaning and hope while living on the streets.

Aging Is Living

Myth-Breaking Stories from Long-Term Care

Author: Irene Borins Ash,Irv Ash

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1770703802

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 204

View: 363

Through the inspirational, wise, and informative stories of the residents, either in their own words or based on interviews, and environmental photographs of each, this book focuses on various residents of long-term care facilities and especially on the positive facets of their life, their thoughts, and their feelings. The only issue that reaches the media about nursing homes is the negative and unfortunate events that sometimes occur, but there is so much more to the story. Most people are afraid of long-term care homes because they recognize that it is the last phase in their life - it is the step before death. But some people have years from the time they enter the home until they die. This book shows how many men and women make the best of their situation - often leaving a positive legacy for family and friends - and how these can be fulfilling and quality years.

Privileged Presence

Personal Stories of Connections in Health Care

Author: Liz Crocker,Bev Johnson

Publisher: Bull Publishing Company

ISBN: 1936693828

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 364

View: 5646

Privileged Presence is a collection of more than 50 stories that capture both the medical and emotional aspects of the health care experience through tales from those who have been there, and offers powerful messages about the essential ingredients of "good" health care: respect, compassion, collaboration, open and honest communication, family involvement, and flexibility and responsiveness to individuals and their needs. This updated second edition uses real-world experiences recounted by patients and their families, nurses, doctors, and other health care professionals to illustrate what works and what doesn't and what increases or diminishes people's sense of confidence and well-being.

Daily Miracles

Stories and Practices of Humanity and Excellence in Healthcare

Author: Alan Briskin,Jan Boller

Publisher: Nursing Knowledge International

ISBN: 9781930538443

Category: Medical

Page: 64

View: 4944

How do caring and compassion show up in the demanding, often chaotic experience of health care practice? This book, in full-color and supported by magnificent photography, seeks to answer that question and put caring and compassion back at the center of excellent health care in spite of the time-pressured, cost-conscious, high-tech focus of modern health care. Authors Alan Briskin and Jan Boller met with 20 registered nurses for a sustained dialogue at a California community hospital to work toward an answer to this very question. Telling stories and discussing key principles of caring, the group engaged in conversations that revealed the inner landscape of both caring and caretaker. Using principles of appreciative inquiry, reflective practice, generative dialogue, and the power of speaking in circle, the work was an affirmation that when people are ill, they need a team to care for them. Likewise, caregivers need to be part of a group that cares together. Illustrated with original photography by one of the authors, the book has a beauty and spaciousness that is reflective of the book's message and perfect for anyone who wishes to experience relationship-centered care as a lived experience.


Heartbreaking Stories from the Care Home Kids Who Survived Britain's Broken System

Author: Chris Wild

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911600640


Page: 320

View: 9451

E Is for Environment

Stories to Help Children Care for Their World--at Home, at School, and at Play

Author: Ian James Corlett

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439194572

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 2307

The author of E Is for Ethics offers a new interactive family book featuring twenty-six original stories with different eco-friendly messages, accompanied by delightful illustrations, discussion questions, and tips for conserving energy and natural resources. While there are many children’s books on the market that emphasize the importance of eco-awareness, there are few parenting books available that help shape a family discussion on what it means to be environmentally friendly. E Is for Environment fills that void. Perfect for reading together with children, this book will help both kids and adults think about ways to make their homes and habits better for the earth. Each story features Elliott and his younger sister Lucy, and each focuses on a different eco-friendly message to help kids learn how to appreciate our planet. A fun illustration and thought-provoking discussion questions accompany each tale, in addition to clever tips for thinking “green” and conserving natural resources. Corlett’s warm, approachable writing style, paired with R.A. Holt’s charming illustrations, result in a winning formula that is sure to garner the same rave plaudits that E Is for Ethics earned.

Hit by an Iceberg

Coping with Disability Mid-Career

Author: Janet Freedman,Marie Howes

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412002117

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 316

View: 9625

Death is a certainty - disability is a random chance which most people try to ignore. Yet your chances of suffering a disability before age 65 are greater than your chances of dying before age 65. This book tells you how to prepare yourself, your family, friends, colleagues and clients, against the hazards of disability * and how to cope if disability strikes. Federal and provincial government plans, various insurance plans, private and public charitable foundations, all offer assistance to disabled Canadians who qualify. Make sure you understand what's out there in the event disability shakes your world....This book shows you how. Like an iceberg, disability is large and complex, with most of its reality hidden beneath the surface. The impact on individuals, family and friends, is enormous. The adaptations to it are often deep, far-reaching, and life-changing. Be prepared, then cope if a disability occurs. This book shows you how. For more information please visit the Hit By an Iceberg website at

Experiencing Politics

A Legislator's Stories of Government and Health Care

Author: John E. McDonough

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520925168

Category: Medical

Page: 354

View: 5677

John E. McDonough affords a rare glimpse into the practice of state politics in this insider's account of the fascinating interface between political science and real-life politics. A member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives for thirteen years and a skilled storyteller, McDonough eloquently weaves together stories of politics and policy with engaging theoretical models in a way that illuminates both the theory and the practice. By providing a link between scholarship and the world of experience, he communicates much about the essence of representative democracy. In the process, he demonstrates how politics extend beyond the public sphere into many aspects of life involving diverse values and interests. McDonough describes the nature of conflict, the role of interests, agenda setting, the nature and pace of change, the use of language, and more. Accessible, insightful, and original, his stories touch on a broad range of issues—including health care politics, campaigns, and elections; a street gang called the X-men; the death penalty; campaign finance reform, and tenants versus landlords. To the author, politics is everywhere and political dynamics are universal. While the setting for this book is one legislature, the lessons and insights are intended for everyone.