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Sustenance And Hope For Caregivers Of Elderly Parents

Author : Gloria G. Barsamian
ISBN : 0313360111
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 88.9 MB
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This volume provides a practical exploration of one of today's most complex and challenging issues—the care of an elderly parent—with an innovative approach that emphasizes how rewarding the caregiver/care-receiver relationship can be.
Category: Family & Relationships

Kids Sports And Concussion A Guide For Coaches And Parents

Author : William Paul Meehan III
ISBN : 9780313387319
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 46.34 MB
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This comprehensive, reader-friendly book written by a top physician in the field explains to coaches and parents how to understand, cope with, and prevent sport-related concussions among children and teenagers. • A foreword from Lyle Micheli, MD, past president of the American College of Sports Medicine and author of The Sports Medicine Bible for Young Athletes, commenting on the significance of sport-related concussion in pediatric and adolescent sports • A glossary • A bibliography referencing key investigations in the scientific literature for readers seeking a more in-depth, scientific analysis
Category: Health & Fitness

The Harsh Realities Of Alzheimer S Care

Author : Andrew S. Rosenzweig
ISBN : 9780313398902
Genre : Health & Fitness
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A prominent geriatric psychiatrist details the good, the bad, and the ugly aspects of places where those with dementia are treated—from emergency rooms and psychiatric hospitals to assisted living facilities and nursing homes. * Vignettes and experiences from author's practice illustrate strategies that will improve quality of life for caregivers and their loved ones
Category: Health & Fitness

Aging But Never Old

Author : Juergen Bludau
ISBN : 9780313380181
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 75.55 MB
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This much-needed book provides honest, clear, and helpful medical information for older adults and their caregivers, written in an easily understandable language. * Contributions from 20 distinguished physicians from Harvard Medical School and quotes and other material from more than 100 original papers to ensure scientific accuracy and up-to-date context * Case examples that help explain material and bring the advice to life
Category: Family & Relationships

Coping With Life Crises

Author : Rudolf Moos
ISBN : 9781468470215
Genre : Psychology
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This book examines new developments in the area of human competence and coping behavior. It sets forth a conceptual framework that considers the interplay between environmental contexts and personal resources and their impact on how indi viduals cope with life transitions and crises. The selections cover the tasks confronted in varied life crises and describe the coping strategies employed in managing them. The material identifies the long-term effects of such life events as divorce and bereave ment as well as the way in which these stressors can promote personal growth and maturity. The book contains a broad selec tion of recent literature on coping and adaptation, integrative commentaries that provide the background for each of the areas as well as conceptual linkages among them, and an introductory overview that presents a general perspective on human compe tence and coping. Illustrative case examples are included. The first part of the book is organized chronologically ac cording to developmental life transitions confronted by many people-from the childhood years through adolescence, career choice and parenthood, divorce and remarriage, middle age and retirement, and death and bereavement. The second part covers unusual life crises and other hazards that typically involve ex treme stress such as man-made and natural disasters and terrorism. The book highlights effective coping behavior among healthy individuals rather than psychological breakdown and psychiatric symptoms. The emphasis is on successful adaptation, the ability to cope with life transitions and crises, and the process by which such ix x PREFACf. ".
Category: Psychology

Engendered Lives

Author : Ellyn Kaschak
ISBN : 046501349X
Genre : Social Science
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A noted feminist psychologist takes a fascinating look at the lived and ordinary experience of women to present the first psychology of women that integrates all aspects of experience, from the physical to the sociocultural.
Category: Social Science

Confronting Consumption

Author : Thomas Princen
ISBN : 0262661284
Genre : Business & Economics
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Essays that offer ecological, social, and political perspectives on the problem of overconsumption.
Category: Business & Economics

From Betty Crocker To Feminist Food Studies

Author : Arlene Voski Avakian
ISBN : 1558495118
Genre : Cooking
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Sheds light on the history of food, cooking, and eating. This collection of essays investigates the connections between food studies and women's studies. From women in colonial India to Armenian American feminists, these essays show how food has served as a means to assert independence and personal identity.
Category: Cooking

Aids Sex And Culture

Author : Ida Susser
ISBN : 9781444359107
Genre : Social Science
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AIDS, Sex, and Culture is a revealing examination of the impact the AIDS epidemic in Africa has had on women, based on the author’s own extensive ethnographic research. based on the author's own story growing up in South Africa looks at the impact of social conservatism in the US on AIDS prevention programs discussion of the experiences of women in areas ranging from Durban in KwaZulu Natal to rural settlements in Namibia and Botswana includes a chapter written by Sibongile Mkhize at the University of KwaZulu Natal who tells the story of her own family’s struggle with AIDS
Category: Social Science

The Reproductive Bargain

Author : Heidi Gottfried
ISBN : 9789004291485
Genre : Social Science
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The Reproductive Bargain reveals the institutional sources of labor insecurities behind Japan’s postwar employment system. This economic juggernaut’s decline cannot be understood without reference to the reproductive bargain. Gendering institutional analysis is a key to deciphering the enigma of Japanese capitalism.
Category: Social Science