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Caring for Loved Ones at Home

An Illustrated Easy-To-Follow Guide to Short or Long-Term Care (6th ed.)
Author: Harry van Bommel
ISBN #: 1-55307-006-2
Publisher: Resources Supporting Family and Community Legacies Inc.

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Summary:
“As well as practical skills, this book provides caregivers with questions to ask the right people so you can better understand tests, drugs, diagnoses, infections and treatment alternatives. It lists questions to ask when going to the hospital, undergoing surgery and includes a glossary of medical and homecare terms”

Brain Tumours Finding the Ark

Meeting the Challenges of Treatment Choices, Side Effects, Children’s Unique Needs, Healthcare Costs & Long Term Adjustment
Author: Paul M. Zeltzer (MD)
ISBN #: 0-9760171-1-3
Publisher: Shilysca Press

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Summary:
“The patient-oriented medical guidebook that helps you understand why what your physician tells you about diagnosis or treatment may not be in your best interest.”

Help Wanted: Caregiver

A Guide To Helping Your Loved One Cope With Serious Illness
Author: Laura J. Pinchot
ISBN #: 978-1-890504-97-7
Publisher: n/a

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Summary:
“A convenient handbook to help you find balance between managing your own life and the added responsibilities of care giving.”

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