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MEDICAL EDUCATION

A PRIMER ON DEATH & DYING FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS & HOUSE OFFICERS
Richard S. Blacher, M.D. Psychiatry, Tufts School of Medicine, Eric J. Cassell, M.D., Arthur C. Carr, M.D., James M. Cimino, M.D., Harlan Kutscher, M.D., & Bernard Schoenberg, M.D.

Addresses the problems confronting students when learning to care for a dying patient. It deals with physicians' unexplored attitudes about death, and takes into account the views of patients and family while focusing on to medical and ethical demands which add complications for treatment. This book addresses the physical, psychological and social aspects of the terminal patient's status, and the effect of the interactions between physician, patient and family.

Dr. Blacher is a Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine and Lecturer of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine.

2004 68 pp., ISBN-0-930194-91-8, Paper, $14.95 Download Order Form


MOURNING THE LIVING: Coping with the Losses of Substance Abuse
Constance Captain, Ph.D. & Florence Selder, Ph.D., Editors

Sample Chapters Cover: Women and Addiction; Coping with Suicide in Abusers; Adaptive Psychology & Substance Abuse; Psychotherapy for Families; Filial Reconstruction in a Family; Recovery in Chemical Dependency; Alcoholism, Mourning Loss in Children, Alcohol Abuse & AIDS, Substance Abuse in the Elderly; Prevention Tools

Dr. Captain serves in The South Texas Veterans Care Health System. Dr. Selder is a member of the Department of Urban Research Science Center at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

2002 146 pp., ISBN 0-930194-85-3, Paper, $23.95 Download Order Form


CALVARY HOSPITAL. A MODEL FOR PALLIATIVE CARE IN ADVANCED CANCER
James E. Cimino, M.D. and Michael Brescia, M.D., Eds.

This extensive volume covers every facet of terminal care from medical interventions to the psychological and social care of the dying. The Calvary model has evolved over 100 years into an institution that today emphasizes commitment to the complete physical and emotional care of the terminal patient, and the family.

CHAPTERS INCLUDE: Symptom Relief: Non-Cancer and Cancer-Related Pain, Interspinal Infusion Pumps, Fatigue, Dyspnea. Gastrointestinal Obstruction, Nausea, Seizures, Delirium, Issues in the Palliative Care Setting: Chemotherapy, AIDS treatment, Cardiovascular Complications, Urological Care, Blood Transfusions, Physiotherapy Practice, The Theory and Practice of Nursing, Nutritional Issues, Pharmacological Treatment, and the Roles of the Social Worker, Recreational Therapists, Patient Advocacy, Pastoral Care, and Bereavement Services.

Doctor Cimino was Director of the Palliative Care Institute of Calvary Hospital for 30 years, one of the first such facilities in the country. Dr. Brescia is Medical Director of Calvary Hospital.

1999 SBN 0-930194-98-5 LC# 98-67495, 185 pp., Cloth, $49.95 Download Order Form


MANAGEMENT OF INTERCURRENT ILLNESS & ADVANCED DISEASE, Advanced Cancer and Stroke as a Model
James E. Cimino & A.H. Kutscher, Eds.

Sample Chapters: Cancer & Stroke: Supervision; Advanced Cancer & Parkinson's Disease; Feeding Problems in Advanced Patients; Nurses' Attitudes & Nutrition Withdrawal; Treatment of Air Hunger; CPR and DNR; Spiritual Care

1999 155 pp. ISBN 0-930194-84-9, Paper, $18.95 Download Order Form


MEDICAL STUDENT EDUCATION: Meeting the Challenges of Life-Threatening Illness, Loss, and Grief

An anthology with chapters covering issues such as: How You Change a Curriculum? Death, Society and the Medical Examiner; Educating Medical Professionals to Care for the Bereaved; Ethics and the Decision Not To Feed; The Death Education Needs of Medical Students

2004 ISBN 0-930194-78-0, Paper (Tent.), $16.95 Download Order Form


THERAPEUTIC DRUGS AND THE QUALITY OF LIFE
Ivan K. Goldberg, Harold B. Haley, Austin H. Kutscher, Editors

Measurement of Quality of Life, How Orphan Products Affect Disease, The Patient in Clinical Trials, Focus Groups for Life Quality Measures, Quality of Life Assessment vs. Clinical Outcome Measures; Measuring QOL Trials Quality of Life: In Psoriasis, in Cancer Patients, Mood Disorders in HIV Patients, Geriatric Issues - QOL & Drugs, Chronically-Ill Patients and Drug Protocols, The Boundary Between Research & Care in Children.

1997 120 pp. LC# 96-084685 ISBN: 0-930194-83-7, Paper, $18.95 Download Order Form


OBESITY AND MEDICAL STUDENT EDUCATION
Walter Featherweight, M.D., et al., Editors

Sample Chapters: Nutrition & Behavioral Aspects of Appetite; Obesity: Drastic Change in Medical Education; Sleep Disorders Associated with Obesity; Obesity As a Risk Factor for Cancer; The Role of Diet in Diabetes; Being Fair to the Overweight Patient; Surgery in the Treatment of Morbid Obesity; Adolescent Obesity: Intervention; Metabolic Support of the Critically Ill Obese Patient

Winter 2004 ISBN:0-930194-89-6 LC 98-071724 , Paper (Tent.), $23.95 Download Order Form


THE LIBRARIAN AS A RESOURCE: IN THE CRUCIBLE OF LIFE AND ILLNESS
Roberta Halporn, M.A., et al., Editors

Articles include: Bibliotherapy is Good Adjuvant Therapy, Helping Consumers Locate Periodical Articles on Thanatology, The Consumer and Patient Health Information, Information Needs of the Public, Information Needs of the Medical Profession, Patient and Family Information Dissemination, Location Sound Medical Information for the Lay Person

Late 2004, (Tent.) Paper, $14.95 Download Order Form


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