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The Anatomy Of Hope

Author : Jerome Groopman
ISBN : 9781588363589
Genre : Health & Fitness
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An inspiring and profoundly enlightening exploration of one doctor’s discovery of how hope can change the course of illness Since the time of the ancient Greeks, human beings have believed that hope is essential to life. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Harvard Medical School professor and New Yorker staff writer Jerome Groopman shows us why. The search for hope is most urgent at the patient’s bedside. The Anatomy of Hope takes us there, bringing us into the lives of people at pivotal moments when they reach for and find hope--or when it eludes their grasp. Through these intimate portraits, we learn how to distinguish true hope from false, why some people feel they are undeserving of it, and whether we should ever abandon our search. Can hope contribute to recovery by changing physical well-being? To answer this hotly debated question, Groopman embarked on an investigative journey to cutting-edge laboratories where researchers are unraveling an authentic biology of hope. There he finds a scientific basis for understanding the role of this vital emotion in the outcome of illness. Here is a book that offers a new way of thinking about hope, with a message for all readers, not only patients and their families. "We are just beginning to appreciate hope’s reach," Groopman writes, "and have not defined its limits. I see hope as the very heart of healing." From the Hardcover edition.

The Anatomy Of Hope

Author : Jerome E. Groopman
ISBN : 096581131X
Genre : Healing
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The author shares what he has learned about hope caring for patients with cancer, blood diseases, HIV, and hepatitis C, and discusses his personal experience with hope which led him to investigate whether there is a scientific basis for believing hope contributes to recovery.

The Physiology Of Hope

Author : Christopher W. Bogosh
ISBN : 9781607915805
Genre : Religion
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Advances in medical science have led to longer, more productive lives. Deadly diseases that once ravaged entire populations have largely disappeared from the earth. There seems to be no end to the possibilities of modern medicine. Yet medicine offers only a limited hope of longer life; it cannot offer the hope of eternal life. It holds out the hope of less pain and suffering, but it cannot eliminate either. The mortality rate for humanity is still 100 percent. At some point we all must face death. Is there hope beyond what our medical science offers? This timely book by a healthcare professional and pastor presents a clear biblical perspective on hope in the face of death. The Physiology of Hope explains what hope is, where it comes from, and how it functions, and it looks not just at how people persevere in the face of death; it looks at how people who persevere live. And, above all, The Physiology of Hope points us to the God of all hope. Christopher W. Bogosh, RN, B.Th. is the Director of Clinical Services and Education for Christian Community Care, an alternative end of life care, advocacy, and educational ministry. Rev. Bogosh has written several booklets on end of life issues and has published an article for the Puritan Reformed Journal called: "Pastoral Counseling in the Twenty-first Century for Illness, Disease, and Death." Chris, his wife Robin, and son Noah reside in Yulee, Florida.

Putting Hope To Work

Author : Harry Hutson
ISBN : 0275988198
Genre : Business & Economics
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How optimism, hope, and positive thinking can energize organizations and contribute to innovation, collaboration, and successful performance.

Terminal Hope

Author : Sharon Eagle
ISBN : 9781631522895
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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How can anyone feel hopeful after learning she is fatally ill? Sharon Eagle seeks to answer that very question in Terminal Hope, which chronicles her experience with stage 4 lung cancer. After receiving her diagnosis, Eagle, a longtime nurse and educator, understands immediately that her cancer will probably kill her. What she can’t foresee is the remarkable wisdom she gains from the spiritual and emotional quest that her diagnosis sparks. As she navigates the land of cancer, seeking new purpose and meaning, Eagle discovers that her illness has a great deal to teach her. Among many other lessons, cancer inspires her to examine her own faith journey, rebuild relationships, and reconsider patient-caregiver communication and support. Above all, she uncovers compelling evidence for her belief that death is not the end but rather merely a transition to something even better. A moving memoir about the power of positivity, gratitude, and faith, Terminal Hope offers a new perspective for people of all belief systems.

Ethical Issues In Cancer Patient Care

Author : Peter Angelos
ISBN : 0387736395
Genre : Medical
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Peter Angelos Numerous ethical issues arise in the care of oncology patients. Although much has been written in the last several decades on ethical issues in caring for patients, few volumes have sought to focus the exploration on ethical issues particularly relevant to the care of cancer patients. In 1999, the first edition of this book was published. Since that time, many changes have occurred in how some cancers are diagnosed and treated, but the central ethical issues have continued to challenge patients, families, and their health care providers. All of the chapters from the prior edition have been updated and there are seven new chapters in this expanded edition. In this second edition, the perspectives on what is an ethical issue have been broadened by bringing authors of differing backgrounds into the discussion. In Chapter 1, the perspective of a cancer patient is provided as an open letter to physicians. Although Parvez Kamangar is providing only one patient’s perspective, this is an essential voice that is not often heard in texts on medical ethics. In Chapters 2 and 3, the issues of communication and the physician-patient relationship are explored in order to better understand how the needs of patients and families can be met. In Chapter 4, Professor Tod Chambers highlights the challenges to providing ethical care to patients in a multicultural society.

The Sjogren S Book

Author : Daniel J. Wallace MD
ISBN : 9780199911790
Genre : Medical
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Afflicting one in seventy Americans, Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease that commonly causes dryness of the eyes, mouth, and nose, and that can lead to complications including profound fatigue, depression, and lymphoma. While there is no cure for Sjögren's, much can be done to alleviate the suffering of patients. This extensively revised handbook offers everything you need to know to cope with this disease. The Sjögren's Book, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive and authoritative guide, produced by the Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation and its medical advisors and edited by physician Daniel J. Wallace, a leading authority on autoimmune disorders. This expanded edition provides readers with the best medical and practical information on this disorder, bringing together the current thinking about Sjögren's in an easily readable and understandable book, with an entirely new section on lifestyle issues aimed at improving the quality of life for Sjögren's sufferers. With more than thirty chapters written by leading experts, the handbook illuminates the major clinical aspects of the syndrome and is loaded with practical tips and advice. Indeed, it offers a wide-ranging look at the many faces of Sjögren's, covering diagnosis, the various organ systems that can be affected, the possible psychological problems, and the many treatment options, as well as a concluding chapter listing the web, print, and media resources available. It is a valuable aid that patients can use while discussing their illness with their physician and an excellent resource for family members. And because Sjögren's is greatly underdiagnosed, this handbook is a particularly valuable resource for healthcare professionals. Recognized as the bible for Sjögren's suffers, this reliable and informative guide is the first place for patients to look when they have questions about this little known but serious chronic disease.

Resonant Leadership

Author : Richard Boyatzis
ISBN : 9781422163481
Genre : Business & Economics
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The blockbuster best seller Primal Leadership introduced us to "resonant" leaders--individuals who manage their own and others' emotions in ways that drive success. Leaders everywhere recognized the validity of resonant leadership, but struggled with how to achieve and sustain resonance amid the relentless demands of work and life. Now, Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee provide an indispensable guide to overcoming the vicious cycle of stress, sacrifice, and dissonance that afflicts many leaders. Drawing from extensive multidisciplinary research and real-life stories, Resonant Leadership offers a field-tested framework for creating the resonance that fuels great leadership. Rather than constantly sacrificing themselves to workplace demands, leaders can manage the cycle using specific techniques to combat stress, avoid burnout, and renew themselves physically, mentally, and emotionally. The book reveals that the path to resonance is through mindfulness, hope, and compassion and shows how intentionally employing these qualities creates effective and enduring leadership. Great leaders are resonant leaders. Resonant Leadership offers the inspiration--and tools--to spark and sustain resonance in ourselves and in those we lead.

You Can Cope With Peripheral Neuropathy

Author : Mims Cushing
ISBN : 9781935281122
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Peripheral neuropathy is one of the most common diseases most people never heard of and yet, upwards of 20 million Americans have it! It is estimated that 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes have mild to severe neuropathy. That fact alone is staggering. Other causes include vitamin deficiencies, autoimmune diseases, kidney, liver or thyroid disorders, cancer and a variety of other medical conditions. According to the Neuropathy Association the extent and importance of peripheral neuropathy has not yet been adequately recognized. The disease is apt to be misdiagnosed, or thought to be merely a side effect of another disease. However, people from all walks of life live with this neurological illness that has been described by those who have it as a tingling or burning sensation in their limbs, pins and needles and numbness. You Can Cope with Peripheral Neuropathy: 365 Tips for Living a Full Life was written by both a patient-expert and doctor and is a welcome addition to the information on this subject. It covers such diverse topics as: What to ask at doctor appointments Making the house easier to navigate with neuropathy Where to find a support group Using vitamins and herbs for treatment Tips for traveling And much, much more! You Can Cope With Peripheral Neuropathy is a compendium of tips, techniques, and life-task shortcuts that will help everyone who lives with this painful condition. It will also serve as a useful resource for their families, caregivers, and health care providers.

On Duty

Author : Frances Ward
ISBN : 0813547091
Genre : Medical
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In 1886, Newark City Hospital opened a training school for nurses in New Jersey. With the dawn of a new century women began to demand rights that had been denied them, and nurses too demanded changes in health care and higher education. For the first time, On Duty offers a highly readable account of the struggle for professional autonomy by New Jersey nurses and reveals how their political and legislative battles mirrored the struggle of women throughout the country to redefine their roles in society.

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