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Munson Healthcare

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Munson Home Health 0000

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.1 DVD Munson 2010

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Nonfic Mu

Clayton, Karen J.

Summary: "People often do not avail themselves of hospice care available to patients and families dealing with terminal illness, because they don't understand what it entails. Many wait until their last few days to request this extraordinary comfort care instead of using the full six months available to them through Medicare and other insurance options. Demystifying Hospice describes, through stories,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 616.02 CLA

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.02 CLA

Connor, Stephen R.

Contents: What are hospice and palliative care? -- The interdisciplinary team -- Symptom management and physical care -- Psychosocial and spiritual care -- Grief and bereavement -- Community education -- Managing hospice and palliative care -- Hospice and palliative care in the U.S. health care system -- Society and denial -- A right to die? -- How palliative care is unique in the health care system --...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Routledge 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.17 CON

Elrod, Prissy.

Summary: If anybody had told Prissy, a conservative Southern housewife, she would one day be driving around town with a stoned, drunk black man named Willie in her backseat while she begged-no, ordered-him into her house for the night, she would have told them they were nuts. But it happened. An emotionally honest account, Far Outside the Ordinary chronicles the period in Prissy's life when, during a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Leather Leaf Publishing 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Elrod 2014

Smith, Fran

Summary: "There's a quiet revolution happening in the way we die. More than 1.5 million Americans a year die in hospice care-nearly 44 percent of all deaths-and a vast industry has sprung up to meet the growing demand. Once viewed as a New Age indulgence, hospiceis now a $14 billion business and one of the most successful segments in health care. Changing the Way We Die, by award-winning journalists...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pgw 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.02 SMI

Brookes, Tim.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Times Books 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.1756 BRO

Smith, Shirley Ann.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Research Press 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.1756 SMI

Katz, Jon.

Summary: As trained hospice volunteers visiting homes and nursing facilities, Katz and Izzy bring comfort to people who most need it. As Izzy bonds with patients and Katz focuses on their families, the author begins to come to terms with his own life, discovering dark realities he has never confronted. Meanwhile, Lenore arrives at Bedlam. Her genial personality and boundless capacity for affection steer...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 636.737 KAT

Coleman, Rowan

Summary: "Hospice nurse Stella prefers the night shift after Afghanistan left her veteran husband a changed man, haunted at night by memories he can't bring himself to share. Writing final letters for her hospice patients to their loved ones gives Stella the chance to help others communicate as she cannot. She only has one rule: she mails the letter only once her patient is no longer alive. When she...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION COL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Coleman 2016

Romm, Robin.

Summary: An account of the three weeks before the author's mother's death describes her experiences with such challenges as unruly pets, a questionable hospice nurse, her mother's numerous medications, and faith struggles.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2009

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Dosa, David.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2010

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 362.17 DOS

Dosa, David.

Summary: When Oscar arrived at the Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rhode Island he was a cute little cat with attitude. He loved to stretch out in a puddle of sunlight and chase his tail until he was dizzy. Occasionally he consented to a scratch behind the ears, but only when it suited him. In other words, he was a typical cat. Or so it seemed. It wasn't long before Oscar had created...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.17 DOS

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.17 DOS

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.17 Dosa 2009

Katz, Jon.

Summary: Katz presents the story of two dogs that profoundly affected his life and work. Skittish border collie Izzy pushes him into rewarding work with Hospice. And black lab Lenore's gentle spirit helps remind him why he wanted to work with animals in the first place.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2008

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 636.737 KAT

Kearney, Michael

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.937 KEA

Kiernan, Stephen P.

Summary: Deborah Birch is a seasoned hospice nurse whose daily work requires courage and compassion. But her skills and experience are tested in new and dramatic ways when her easygoing husband, Michael, returns from his third deployment to Iraq haunted by nightmares, anxiety, and rage. She is determined to help him heal, and to restore the tender, loving marriage they once had. At the same time,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KIE

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KIE

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Kiernan 2015

Baugher, John E.

Summary: "After author John Baugher's mother was murdered in 1987, he felt that he was fated to join her killer in life imprisonment--not behind bars, but behind psychological walls of unresolved grief and anger. Baugher turned to hospice volunteering as a way tochannel his experience, marking the beginning of a twenty-five year journey of exploration--in both public hospices and prison hospice...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Shambhala 2019

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Katz, Jon.

Summary: Katz presents the story of two dogs that profoundly affected his life and work. Skittish border collie Izzy pushes him into rewarding work with Hospice. And black lab Lenore's gentle spirit helps remind him why he wanted to work with animals in the first place.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Villard 2008

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 636.737 KAT

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 636.737 KAT

Matthews, J. L.

Summary: To find the right kind of long-term care, you may need to make difficult personal, medical, and financial decisions during emotionally tough times. Long-Term Care helps you and your family understand the range of available choices. Even more important, it guides you toward the best care you can afford. You'll learn how to: explore your options for home care, assisted living, and nursing homes,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nolo 2018

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 362.16 MAT

Hogan, Paul

Summary: "Choosing the best care for your aging parents and other seniors in your life is not only complex, with multiple options available, it's also highly personal and often emotional. This essential resource -- written by the founders of Home Instead Senior Care, the world's largest provider of nonmedical care for seniors -- guides you through a comprehensive range of things to consider, step by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: McGraw-Hill 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.61 HOG

Summary: All through medical school, internship, and residency, doctors are trained to be healers. What can they contribute to the care of patients whose illnesses are beyond their help? This ABC News program examines the crusading efforts of oncologist Dr. Michael Carducci, of Johns Hopkins Medicine, to create an exemplary program of palliative care for people with terminal conditions. The importance...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: This informative program explores the choices open to terminally ill patients and their families, presenting the options available for comfortable end-of-life care that attends to physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Medical experts and caregivers discuss the difficult choices that arise, including the moral and legal controversies and medical options available when a cure is no longer an...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Aging is a series of transitions, some gradual and some abrupt. How do people come to terms with these changes? This program examines the aging process from beginning to end, defining age from the viewpoints of biology, psychology, society, functionality, and the law. The impact of current behaviors and attitudes on one's future self is also discussed, as well as dying-itself a part of life-and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Gawande, Atul

Summary: Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit 361.2 Gawande