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Dear Life

Author : Karen Hitchcock
ISBN : 1925203875
Genre : Aging
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Quarterly Essay 57 Dear Life

Author : Karen Hitchcock
ISBN : 9781863957168
Genre : Medical
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In this moving and controversial Quarterly Essay, doctor and writer Karen Hitchcock investigates the treatment of the elderly and dying through some unforgettable cases. With honesty and deep experience, she looks at end-of-life decisions, frailty and dementia, over-treatment and escalating costs. Ours is a society in which ageism, often disguised, threatens to turn the elderly into a “burden” – difficult, hopeless, expensive and homogenous. While we rightly seek to curb treatment when it is futile, harmful or against a patient’s wishes, this can sometimes lead to limits on care that suit the system rather than the person. Doctors may declare a situation hopeless when it may not be so. We must plan for a future when more of us will be old, Hitchcock argues, with the aim of making that time better, not shorter. And we must change our institutions and society to meet the needs of an ageing population. Dear Life is a landmark essay by one of Australia’s most powerful writers. “The elderly, the frail are our society. They are our parents and grandparents, our carers and neighbours, and they are every one of us in the not-too-distant future . . . They are not a growing cost to be managed or a burden to be shifted or a horror to be hidden away, but people whose needs require us to change . . .” —Karen Hitchcock, Dear Life

Little White Slips

Author : Karen Hitchcock
ISBN : 9781466826854
Genre : Fiction
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An outstanding collection of short fiction from a bold new voice in contemporary literature. The 13 stories in Karen Hitchcock's debut collection Little White Slips showcase a formidable new talent. One of the most exciting recruits to the Australian Picador list in years, Karen's writing is deeply personal, strikingly feminine, heart-breakingly beautiful, at times fearless and confronting, and frequently hilarious. Whether tackling a troubled marriage using an action figure of Sigmund Freud, celebrating the apparent triumph of weight loss, or coping with the stresses of balancing a career with motherhood, the joys and frustrations of our lives are laid bare. Hitchcock's often painfully honest observations are balanced by a wry humour and sharp wit. And with stories encompassing growing up, love, betrayal, sex, marriage, self-image, and our relationships with family, friends and food, there are few women (and the odd man) who will not recognise themselves in these tales.

A Long Time Coming

Author : Melanie Joosten
ISBN : 1525225553
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A powerful collection of essays exploring what it means to grow old in our youth-obsessed world To live a long life should be a joy; to be old should not be a burden. With improved health care and higher standards of living, each generation is living longer than the last. Governments see our ageing population as an imminent disaster, and old age as a medical problem. We are encouraged to remain active, stay healthy, and work longer - in short, to refuse becoming old. But if living longer is really about staying young, do we risk turning a blind eye to issues facing the elderly? Weaving interviews with research and memoir, Joosten undertakes a timely and clear-sighted investigation into the housing crisis as it affects older people, the politics of nursing-home care, the difficulties of dementia, support services for Indigenous Australians, and how the burden of caring for others can fall disproportionately on women. Moving, passionate, and urgent, A Long Time Coming is a call for empathy in a society that valorises youth and self-reliance - a profound reminder that everyone has the right to be old

If Kisses Were Colors

Author : Janet Lawler
ISBN : 044846389X
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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"If kisses were colors, you'd see every one of the bands of the rainbow that shines in the sun. If kisses were flowers, you'd have huge bouquets of roses and daisies picked fresh every day." The affection between a parent and child is immeasurable, as this entrancing love song expresses so tenderly. Luminous and lyrical, this is a book of timeless beauty and charm. This gorgeous picture book is now available in a new gift paperback format, which allows you to personalize the book and send it to someone special. The gatefold cover has space for you to write a message and sign the book. Then fill in the mailing address, affix postage stamps, and drop it in the mail.

The Top Five Regrets Of The Dying

Author : Bronnie Ware
ISBN : 9781781800058
Genre : Electronic books
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After too many years of unfulfilling work, Bronnie Ware began searching for a job with heart. Despite having no formal qualifications or experience, she found herself working in palliative care. Over the years she spent tending to the needs of those who were dying, Bronnie's life was transformed. Later, she wrote an Internet blog about the most common regrets expressed to her by the people she had cared for. The article, also called The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, gained so much momentum that it was read by more than three million people around the globe in its first year. At the requests o.

The Brain S Way Of Healing

Author : Norman Doidge
ISBN : 9780143128373
Genre : Medical
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"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER The "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Brain That Changes Itself "presents astounding advances in the treatment of brain injury and illness. Now in an updated and expanded paperback edition. Winner of the 2015 Gold Nautilus Award in Science & Cosmology In his groundbreaking work "The Brain That Changes Itself," Norman Doidge introduced readers to neuroplasticity the brain s ability to change its own structure and function in response to activity and mental experience. Now his revolutionary new book shows how the amazing process of neuroplastic healing really works. "The Brain s Way of Healin"g describes natural, noninvasive avenues into the brain provided by the energy around us in light, sound, vibration, and movement that can awaken the brain s own healing capacities without producing unpleasant side effects. Doidge explores cases where patients alleviated chronic pain; recovered from debilitating strokes, brain injuries, and learning disorders; overcame attention deficit and learning disorders; and found relief from symptoms of autism, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson s disease, and cerebral palsy. And we learn how to vastly reduce the risk of dementia, with simple approaches anyone can use. For centuries it was believed that the brain s complexity prevented recovery from damage or disease. "The Brain s Way of Healing" shows that this very sophistication is the source of a unique kind of healing. As he did so lucidly in "The Brain That Changes Itself," Doidge uses stories to present cutting-edge science with practical real-world applications, and principles that everyone can apply to improve their brain s performance and health."

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