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Ofri, Danielle.

Summary: Ofri has finished her training as a physician and is learning through practice to become a more rounded healer. The book opens with the tables turned: Ofri has to enter her own hospital as a patient. She experiences the very real sense of invasion and panic that routinely visits her patients. These fifteen intertwined tales include that of a man who has lost the will to live, and she too comes...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2005

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Sekeres, Mikkael A

Summary: "When Blood Breaks Down explores the lives and emotions of three leukemia patients, their caregivers, the doctor-patient relationship, and the history of the incredible discoveries that led to their treatment. Three people receive a diagnosis of leukemiawithin hours of each other. As is true of any person diagnosed with cancer, they must make decisions about how their cancer will be treated -...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The MIT Press 2020

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Groopman, Jerome E.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.001 GRO

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 616.001 Groopman

Groopman, Jerome E.

Summary: While scientists look for a scienticfic basis for hope, many have learned that seeking hope is essential to life.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 616.001 GRO
Call number: CD 616.001 Groop

Kalick, Rosanne

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lion Books Publisher 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.994 KAL

Sosnowski, David.

Summary: All over the country people are sprouting wings. It's the result of a new virus and like any malady the wings give rise to new forms of prejudice, new support groups and new religious interpretations. A look at a new minority.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Villard 1996

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SOS

Logsdon, Gene.

Summary: A cancer survivor and farmer writes about the struggles of his childhood and life as a parent, the resilience of nature, and nature's cycles of life and death.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chelsea Green Pub Co 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LOGSDON, GENE LOG

Polisner, Gae

Summary: "Seventeen-year-old Klee's father was the center of his life. He introduced Klee to the great museums of New York City and the important artists on their walls, he told him stories made of myths and magic. Until his death. Now, forced to live in the suburbs with his mom, Klee can't help but feel he's lost all the identifying parts of himself-- his beloved father, weekly trips to the MoMA, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wednesday Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC POL

Santulli, Robert B.

Summary: An empathic discussion of the emotional journey of family and friends who care for people with dementia.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Datmouth College Press 2015

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 616.8 SAN

Scalise, Mike

Summary: "Winner of the Center for Fiction's Doheny Prize Mike Scalise hits his stride in this page-turner of a memoir featuring a sudden and strange sequence of medical disasters. From its gripping ruptured-brain-tumor emergency room opening, through a series of medical procedures and oddball doctors, Scalise creates a sharply observed, uproariously funny, and deeply moving account of acromegaly, the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sarabande Books 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SCALISE, MIKE SCA

Cleave, Chris.

Summary: Cyclists Zoe and Kate are friends and athletic rivals for Olympic gold, while Kate and her husband Jack, also a world-class cyclist, must contend with the recurrence of their young daughter's leukemia.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2012

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Ingelman-Sundberg, C.

2 holds on 3 copies

Summary: Martha Andersson may be seventy-nine-years-old and live in a retirement home, but that doesn’t mean she’s ready to stop enjoying life. So when the new management of Diamond House starts cutting corners to save money, Martha and her four closest friends—The Genius, The Rake, Christina and Anna-Gretta (a.k.a. The League of Pensioners)—won’t stand for it. Fed up with early bedtimes and overcooked...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ING

Summary: In 2001, the last piece of a serial rape/murder case that had tantalized London police for nearly 20 years finally fell into place. In this program, retired FBI profiler Robert Ressler, LAPD psychologist Kris Mohandie, and British law enforcement professionals discuss the history and techniques of criminal profiling within the context of the Railway Rapist crimes that terrorized greater London...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Philip Zimbardo has spent decades researching the transformation of character that occurs when generally good people are led to engage in evil actions. In this lecture, Zimbardo discourses on theories of conformity, prejudice, aggression, social influence, and antisocial behavior. Topics include the permeability of behavioral boundaries; the nature of evil and its societal consequences;...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Not wanted : Hollywood legend Ida Lupino makes her directorial debut in this ahead-of-its-time shocker! Naive teenager Sally Kelton falls for womanizing jazz pianist Steve Ryan. When the struggling musician suddenly leaves town for another gig, the lovestruck girl runs away from home to find him. But Steve rejects her, leaving Sally to fend for herself on the street. She is taken in by kindly...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: I want doctors! I'm gonna kill doctors! I want white coats! In 1993, gunman Damacio Torres shot up the Los Angeles County-USC Healthcare emergency room and took two hostages. Using the Torres case as a springboard, this program explains the tricky business of hostage negotiation while seeking to understand the mentality of hostage-taking. Psychologist Kris Mohandie, SWAT team supervisor Lt....

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Situated in America's heartland among acres of Indiana cornfields, Wabash Valley Correctional Facility houses not just the state's most violent offenders but also a large population of the mentally ill. This MSNBC documentary looks at the challenges of confining thousands of hardened criminals in addition to those with deep-seated psychiatric needs. Wabash psychiatrist Dr. Mary Ruth Sims...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Jacobs, Hollye.

Summary: Hollye Jacobs describes with humor and wisdom her personal experience with breast cancer and gives details about diagnosis, treatment, side effects and recovery.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.9944 JAC

Summary: The issue of race within psychiatry is most apparent in the psychiatric hospitals and institutions where, as one doctor who appears in this program puts it, "there is an overrepresentation of black people. There is also a problem of misdiagnosis and mistreatment because some medical staff don't understand why people from different cultures behave contrary to their expectations and therefore...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: While abortion will no doubt polarize our society for the foreseeable future, students can learn a great deal from the circumstances, anxieties, and life goals that surround the decision to end a pregnancy. This program presents a poignant and profoundly honest look at that decision through intimate discussions with young British women. Cheryl imagines other choices she might have made if her...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: This award-winning program brings to light the complex and controversial history of the mental institution in the U.S. through a detailed study of St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C. It also debates whether deinstitutionalization has proved an overall failure, leaving more patients homeless than are mainstreamed into society, and if the time has come to reintroduce the asylum as a place...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: As many Britons see it, the U.K. has become a nation obsessed with its psychological state, endlessly seeking out new "cures" for every hang-up under the sun. Others, by contrast, argue that the therapy culture has made the U.K. emotionally literate, giving the English a language through which to express their feelings and to change themselves for the better. In the final analysis, has...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Beattie, Melody.

1 hold on 5 copies

Summary: With instructive life stories, personal reflections, exercises and self-help tests, this guide has helped countless readers change their codependent behaviors and understand that they are powerless to change anyone but themselves.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hazelden 1992

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 616.86 BEA

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.86 BEA

Endicott, Marina

Summary: Clara Purdy is at a crossroads. At forty-three, she is divorced, living in her late parents' house, and nearing her twentieth year as a claims adjuster at a local insurance firm. Driving to the bank during her lunch hour, she crashes into a sharp left turn, taking the Gage family in the other car with her. When bruises on the mother, Lorraine, prove to be late-stage cancer, Clara decides to do...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC END

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