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  • Mummy’s Little Helper: The heartrending true story of a young girl secretly caring for her severely disabled mother

    by Casey Watson

    The fifth book from bestselling author and specialist foster carer Casey Watson.A recent census shows that there are at least 175,000 child carers in the UK, 13,000 of whom care for more than 50 hours a week. Many remain invisible to a system that would otherwise help them. Abigail is one of those children. This is her story.Ten-year-old Abigail has never known her father. Her mother, Sarah, has ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Breaking the Silence, Little Prisoners and Mummy’s Little Helper 3-in-1 Collection

    by Casey Watson

    Sunday Times bestselling author and foster carer Casey Watson’s inspiring memoirs Mummy’s Little Helper and Little Prisoners combined in a single volume with her deeply moving latest title Breaking the Silence, about two troubled little boys who both desperately need a loving home, and find comfort and friendship in the most unlikely of places.Breaking the Silence is the true story of Jenson, a ... Read more

    $21.49 AUD

  • With the End in Mind: Dying, Death and Wisdom in an Age of Denial

    by Kathryn Mannix

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER‘Impossible to read with dry eyes or an unaltered mindset’ Sunday TimesHow should we think of death and how can we prepare for it?With the End in Mind is a book for us all: the grieving and bereaved, the ill and the healthy. By turns touching and tragic, funny and wise, it tells powerful human stories of life and death.Eric, the retired head teacher who even with ... ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Nightingale Tales

    Stories from My Life as a Nurse

    by Lynn Dow RN

    In the 1950s, nurses served as handmaidens to the physician; by the start of the new millennium, they had become admired independent practitioners. Nightingale Tales is a peek into that transition, as told by a nurse who lived it. Each chapter is a stand-alone story depicting the ridiculous mores nurses have been subjected to over the years, the archaic equipment they’ve had to struggle with, and ... Read more

    $12.31 AUD

  •  Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic

    A Nurse Practitioner Remembers

    by Marianna Crane

    Running a clinic for seniors requires a lot more than simply providing medical care. In Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic, Marianna Crane chases out scam artists and abusive adult children, plans a funeral, signs her own name to social security checks, and butts heads with her staff—two spirited older women who are more well-intentioned than professional—even as she deals with a difficult ... Read more

    $12.31 AUD

  • Listening, Learning, Caring and Counselling

    The Essential Manual for Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Counsellors and Other Healthcare

    by Cate Howell

    Developing the skills of listening, learning, caring and counselling requires professional support and training. This authoritative, comprehensive guide fills that role, and is for the reference shelves of health and related professionals. Issues including depression, relationship concerns, addiction and grief are dealt with and numerous therapies and their techniques are described. The extensive ... Read more

    $12.09 AUD

  • Dignifying Dementia: A Caregiver's Struggle

    by Elizabeth Tierney

    Diagnosed with dementia in 1997, my husband, Jim, lived at home during his illness and died there in January 2006. I wish this story were fiction, but it is not. Dignifying Dementia is both a love story and an attempt to reach out to others who are living through or who will live through a similar tragedy. It is written in the hope that others might benefit from what I learned as the caregiver of ... Read more

    $10.88 AUD

  • The Promise I Kept

    My Journey with Dad from Home Care Through Hospice

    by Jackie Madden Haugh

    The Promise I Kept is a poignant, funny, and often heartbreaking story of a daughter's journey to live up to a vow that she never put her father, Jack, into a nursing home; his greatest fear for his final days. Thirteen years later, now a single mother, the marker would be called in after her mother's passing. For the next nie years, Jackie Madden Haugh would watch over her father's care, first in ... Read more

    $10.74 AUD

  • Better Aged Care Professionals Ask Better Questions

    by Lindsay Tighe

    The Person-Centred Approach Made Easy!Learn how to enable your clients by using this simple-to-apply questioning technique that gets amazing results!Aged Care Professionals typically do too much TELLING and not enough ASKING! . . . . . . and this is widely recognised as being one of the biggest inhibitors of âenabling' our aged population to make their own choices on how they want to live within ... Read more

    $12.27 AUD

  • Inside the Dementia Epidemic

    A Daughter's Memoir

    by Martha Stettinius

    Winner of an Honorable Mention in the Life Stories category of the 20th Annual Writer's Digest Book Awards, Inside the Dementia Epidemic: A Daughter's Memoir is the unflinching and hopeful story of one woman's journey into family caregiving, and a vivid overview of the challenges of Alzheimer's care. With the passion of a committed daughter and the fervor of a tireless reporter, Martha ... Read more

    $12.27 AUD

  • Bipolar Disorder

    by National Institute of Mental Health and 1 more

    Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. Symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe. They are different from the normal ups and downs that everyone oes through from time to time. Bipolar disorder symptoms can result in damaged relationships, poor job or ... Read more

    $3.06 AUD

  • Overcoming OCD

    A Journey to Recovery

    by Janet Singer and 1 more

    Daniel Singer hadn’t eaten in a week. Hunched over with his head in his hands, he’d sit in his “safe” chair for hours, doing nothing but shaking, mumbling and moaning; he was in the throes of severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. Dan went from seven therapists to ten medications to a nine week stay at a world renowned residential treatment program. His parents worried he’d never again be able to ... Read more

    $32.66 AUD

  • The Little Girl In The Radiator

    Mum, Alzheimer's And Me

    by Martin Slevin

    A TOUCHING TALE of love, loss and family, The Little Girl in the Radiator is the moving, amusing and uplifting story of one ordinary man's struggle to care for his mother after she develops Alzheimer's Disease. Rose Slevin was was a highly active, intelligent and fiercely independent woman who ran her own business and ruled her son, Martin, and his father, Bernard, with a rod of iron. But after ... Read more

    $3.79 AUD

  • The 36-Hour Day

    A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss

    by Nancy L. Mace and 1 more

    series A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book
    After 35 years, still the indispensable guide for countless families and professionals caring for someone with dementia.Through five editions, The 36-Hour Day has been an essential resource for families who love and care for people with Alzheimer disease. Whether a person has Alzheimer disease or another form of dementia, he or she will face a host of problems. The 36-Hour Day will help family ... Read more

    $26.06 AUD

  • The Checklist Manifesto Summary

    by Summary Station

    Over nine chapters Gawande makes a detailed and persuasive argument for the use of checklists, not only in surgery, but also in other fields where their use is not as widespread as in aviation and construction which have made checklists mandatory.As a consequence of his interest in implementing checklists during surgery the World Health Organization put Gawande in charge of a team, which ... Read more

    $3.90 AUD

  • The Practical Caregiver's Workbook: Strengthening the Patient-Caregiver Bond

    The Practical Caregiver's Workbook, #1

    by Sara M. Barton

    series The Practical Caregiver's Workbook #1
    The bond between patient and caregiver is an important one. If your loved one is struggling with a serious illness, there are ways that you can work together as a team to make sure that each of you is able to be as active and engaged as possible. This helps to reduce the stress and frustrations in your relationship, improve your ability to communicate effectively with each other, and avoid ... Read more

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  • Seven Signs of Life

    Stories from an Intensive Care Doctor

    by Aoife Abbey

    An insightful, tender and inspiring memoir that explores the reality of life on the NHS front line.‘Brilliant, compelling… A hugely life-affirming book’ Mail on SundayGrief. Anger. Joy. Fear. Distraction. Disgust. Hope.All emotions we expect to encounter over our lifetime. But what if this was every day? And what if your ability to manage them was the difference between life and death?For Aoife ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Learn First Aid CPR and More

    by Jon William Castos

    Don't wait for and emergency to occur and later realized that you do not have the tools to help.  Learn more about first Aid CPR, CPR guidelines, know what appropriate steps to take, know how to properly place a CPR mask on a patient and much more.    ... Read more

    $3.33 AUD

  • Killer Care

    How Medical Error Became America's Third Largest Cause of Death, and What Can Be Done About It

    by James B. Lieber

    “A succinct, disturbing report on the prevalence of malpractice in modern medicine. ….An imperative analysis that begs for discussion by industry watchdogs and consumers alike.” —Kirkus Reviews Brilliant...scholarly. A reading of Killer Care makes an immediate personal investment in our own safer patient-centered care logical and worthwhile. ...Killer Care is strongly advised.” —T. Michael White, ... Read more

    $15.34 AUD

  • Parkinson's Diva

    by Maria De Leon MD

    Parkinson’s disease affects all sides of you: your inside, your outside, and your “right” side—that is, the side where you feel positive, balanced, and beautiful. How do you find that edge when you’re not feeling very sharp at all?Parkinson’s Diva is a personal and professional accounting of a young Parkinson’s doctor’s experience with the disease in all realms of her life . . . from doctor, ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Selfish Pig's Guide To Caring

    How to cope with the emotional and practical aspects of caring for someone

    by Hugh Marriott

    Six million people in the UK, often unnoticed by the rest of us, provide unpaid care for disabled or elderly relatives, friends or neighbours. Their job is long, lonely and hard, yet there is limited support and no formal training. As a result, carers suffer frequent damage to physical and mental health.Oddly, though carers by definition are anything but selfish pigs, they are liable to feelings ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Help Me Live, Revised

    20 Things People with Cancer Want You to Know

    by Lori Hope

    Almost all of us know someone with cancer.And, of course, we want nothing more than to offer comfort and support, and foster hope. But we don’t always know how—and may feel uncomfortable asking. Following her own treatment for cancer, Lori Hope created a survey for cancer survivors addressing issues they wanted their families, friends, and caregivers to understand. The results of the newly ... Read more

    $13.96 AUD

  • The 36-Hour Day by Peter Rabins and Nancy Mace: Summary and Analysis

    by SpeedReader Summaries

    Are you the caregiver of someone who has dementia? Does your loved one suffer from dementia?Families and caregivers of a person suffering from dementia face many challenges in terms of care. People suffering from dementia due to conditions such as Alzheimer’s and other related diseases normally have a progressive brain disorder which make it hard for them to recall things, effectively communicate ... Read more

    $3.73 AUD

  • The Practical Caregiver's Guide to Rock Star Caregiving: How to Help Someone Who Is Seriously Ill

    The Practical Caregiver, #3

    by Sara M. Barton

    series The Practical Caregiver #3
    What do rock stars and seriously ill people have in common? They need good managers to help them cope with the challenges of their often chaotic and stressful lives.How do you become a rock star caregiver? You provide comfort, compassion, and companionship to someone whose life is fraught with overwhelming physical obstacles and challenges. As more and more patients live with illnesses that were ... Read more

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