A look at the spiritual, emotional, and philosophical implications of end-of-life care by an elegant and literary writer who is a hospital chaplain.
As a hospital chaplain, Amy Wright Glenn has been present with those suffering from suicide, trauma, disease, and unforeseen accidents and has been witness to the intense grief and powerful insights that so often accompany loss. She weaves together memoir, philosophical inquiry, and cutting-edge research on death/dying to chronicle how we, as individuals and as a culture, handle everything from grief to mortality.
Many parents say "I just want my child to be happy."
In this book, Usha Chudasama guides and empowers parents and their children - aged five to eleven years old - to shift negative perceptions and build a strong positive mindset. Parenting is a science. This book lays the foundation to build resilience for life's future challenges. Uniquely, blending the up-to-date theory of positive psychology, neuroscience and holistic practices, this jargon-free book takes you step-by-step through: scripted, fun and practical activities; powerful techniques and strategies; to create the ideal setting for raising a happy and confident child.
In this book you will learn how to:
understand the dynamics of family life today and how to manage stress;
become aware of how your behaviour and experiences influence how you parent your child; and
use a range of techniques to change your child's mindset for self-confidence and happiness
Food is medicine. Hippocrates himself, 16 centuries ago, understood this essential truth about healing. Today, natural-health expert Dr. Joseph Mercola and superstar Australian chef Pete Evans share the firm belief that food can be a powerful tool to reshape our health. In this new volume—a companion to Dr. Mercola’s best-selling Fat for Fuel—they’ve joined forces to put this tool in your hands.
Dr. Mercola is renowned for his visionary work in natural medicine; Pete Evans is acclaimed as an award-winning restaurateur, cookbook author, and TV chef, host of PBS’s Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking. Drawing on their combined expertise, The Fat for Fuel Ketogenic Cookbook is an impeccably researched, beautifully illustrated, comprehensive guide to eating the ketogenic way—in true epicurean style.
Sarah and Sam thought that they had it all: they had passed their medical fellowship exams, were currently in the prime of their careers, and were financially secure, living in a beautiful neighborhood. Their lives seemed complete, except for one thing. For many years, they had kept a secret from their family and friends. Behind the façade lay the deeply painful, yet unspoken grief of coping with infertility. Thorough, witty and at times, heart piercing - Sarah, a General Practitioner in Melbourne, shares a detailed memoir about the IVF fertility journey, through her eyes as a patient.
Helping Patients Outsmart Overeating, written by an eating disorder therapist and a physician, offers a new paradigm for doctors and health care providers who treat patients with eating and weight concerns. It describes how both parties are frustrated by weight-loss plans and programs that fail in the long term, and presents a science-based explanation for why diets fail and how they, in fact, may adversely impact patients’ mental and physical health. The authors illustrate how providers can truly help patients by using empathy, compassion, and motivational interviewing. They explain how helping patients strengthen skills related to self-awareness, emotional management, stress reduction, appetite attunement, perseverance and effective self-care can improve self-efficacy and support sustained motivation in improving health and wellness promoting behaviors. The issue of weight stigma is addressed, along with how professionals’ view of their own eating and weight affects the patient-provider relationship. This book introduces clinicians to tools from eating and success psychology, Intuitive Eating, Lifestyle Medicine, and Health and Wellness Coaching, within a weight-inclusive paradigm. It also details a collaborative model for working with ancillary disciplines to give patients and providers the comprehensive support needed for lasting success.
Minda Wilson has spent more than 20 years on the frontlines of the healthcare debate. Wilson is not a politician or an insurance executive. She is a corporate attorney specializing in healthcare, paid to understand the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, its implementation, and its impact. What she’s learned is terrifying. She has the insight and expertise to say what no one else is saying, and is proposing real-world, implementable solutions.
In her new book Urgent Care, Wilson offers ten cures for America’s ailing healthcare system. The truth is, that in trying to ensure access to high quality, affordable healthcare for all Americans and improve the healthcare delivery records of underperforming hospitals, we have sacrificed many of the things that made America’s health system the greatest one in the world. What is the future of healthcare in America if we don’t change our current trajectory? Our current path leads to a future where fat, rich insurance companies continue to squeeze service providers and suppliers, where middle class people cannot afford to pay for care, and where the reality of doctors struggling pushes them to seek better opportunities outside of medicine.
Urgent Care examines where we are, how we got here, and the future of healthcare delivery if we do nothing. It speaks to a wide variety of issues including: Up to 95% of every dollar you spend on insurance goes to fund insurance company costs, not patient care; shouldn’t it be the opposite? This year, depending upon where you live, insurance companies are raising policy rates for families between 10% and 40%. While insurance companies are having record years and senior executives are getting record bonuses, healthcare suppliers and providers are being told they should not expect to receive any portion of this premium increase. How our current system will bankrupt our middle class. With insurance covering less and less, the cost of premiums escalating each year, and the cost of administering healthcare plans skyrocketing, why would any company continue to offer health insurance when the penalty under ACA guidelines to not do so is far less? Insurance models that work; catastrophic coverage for $5 a month with a $500 deductible—why is no one holding big insurer’s feet to the fire to match this? Solutions that address tax benefits, gifting programs, a realignment of Urgent Care Center function, medical services to incarcerated populations, as well as other programs and processes. How consumers can take back their power, and more. Healthcare in America can be fixed. In Urgent Care, combining healthcare law and practice with proven business strategies, and joining policy with the practical, Minda Wilson tells us how.
Living Well with Chronic Illness is a self-help guide for anyone who has a chronic illness or who knows and cares about someone else who does. The 20 chapters concisely address a comprehensive range of issues including daily routines, relationships, medical and legal services, a joyful life, and much more. In our hectic, information-laden world where the Internet places billions of contradictory facts at our fingertips, the straightforward content of this book is an alternative resource for people who want to feel better and don't want to spend hours searching for answers. The tools inside, presented with compassion, humor, and a wealth of knowledge, are for those who want to apply and enjoy new health-promoting ideas immediately. Living Well with Chronic Illness evolved from the author's personal experience with chronic illness and 26 years as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.