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Voices of Caregiving: The Healing Companion: Stories for Courage, Comfort and Strength
     

Voices of Caregiving: The Healing Companion: Stories for Courage, Comfort and Strength

by The Healing Project
 

Filled with the true stories of caregivers from all walks of life, these firsthand accounts have the power to enlighten and inspire. Caregivers speak candidly about their experiences, sharing insights and lending courage to others. With as many as 44 million people currently providing care for those with

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Filled with the true stories of caregivers from all walks of life, these firsthand accounts have the power to enlighten and inspire. Caregivers speak candidly about their experiences, sharing insights and lending courage to others. With as many as 44 million people currently providing care for those with debilitating illness—many of whom are coming to the aid of a friend or family member without the benefit of training—this book is as an invaluable resource and important source of guidance. Cutting-edge information from authorities in the field of medical care and caregiving provides the best possible answers and aids those who seek to help others.

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Library Journal

This compilation of caregivers' personal stories should prove inspiring, supportive, and informative to those responsible for family members or others unable to care for themselves owing to disability or disease. Similar to Nell Casey's An Uncertain Inheritance: Writers on Caring for Family, this book is nevertheless unique because it is not a guide and is not limited to a specific disease, condition, or demographic. Divided into four parts arranged by attributes like commitment, patience, humor, etc., the book also incorporates an informative essay, "Palliative Care and Hospice," broken up into ten segments that are frustratingly difficult to access with no listing in the table of contents. The contributors present disparate aspects of the caregiving experience that range from anger to transcendence. Readers will glean valuable information from each vignette, including pertinent web sites. A resources section features annotated contact information for associations, groups, and organizations supporting caregivers. The entry for the Alzheimer's Foundation lacks a web site listing, although there is one. Suitable for public or health-oriented libraries, especially where other books in the "Voices of" series are popular.
—Lois K. Merry

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934184066
Publisher:
LaChance Publishing LLC
Publication date:
10/15/2008
Series:
Voices Of series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

The Healing Project is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2005 and dedicated to creating a community of support for those challenged with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Their previous titles include Voices of Alzheimer's, Voices of Breast Cancer, and Voices of Lung Cancer. They are located in South Salem, New York.

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