How To Live Well With Chronic Pain And Illness

Author: Toni Bernhard
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1614292639
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Comfort, understanding, and advice for those who are suffering--and those who care for them. Chronic illness creates many challenges, from career crises and relationship issues to struggles with self-blame, personal identity, and isolation. Beloved author Toni Bernhard addresses these challenges and many more, using practical examples to illustrate how mindfulness, equanimity, and compassion can help readers make peace with a life turned upside down. In her characteristic conversational style, Bernhard shows how to cope and make the most of life despite the challenges of chronic illness. Benefit from: • Mindfulness exercises to mitigate physical and emotional pain • Concrete advice for negotiating the everyday hurdles of medical appointments, household chores, and social obligations • Tools for navigating the strains illness can place on relationships Several chapters are directed toward family and friends of the chronically ill, helping them to understand what their loved one is going through and how they can help. Humorous and empathetic, Bernhard shares her own struggles and setbacks with unflinching honesty, offering invaluable support in the search to find peace and well-being.

Living Well With Pain And Illness

Author: Vidyamala Burch
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748128484
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Vidyamala Burch has suffered with chronic pain for over 30 years due to congenital weakness, a car accident and unsuccessful surgery. She is now a wheelchair user. In this positive and reassuring new book, she identifies that it is our resistance to pain which causes it to be so distressing and miserable. We don't want it to be happening to us, and we wish we weren't experiencing it. LIVING WELL WITH PAIN AND ILLNESS is a practical guide to living with and managing chronic pain through the principle of mindfulness. By developing a calm awareness of your body and your pain, you can learn to let go of the frustration and suffering that you associate the pain with, and the pain will reduce.Vidyamala Burch uses easy-to follow breathing techniques and powerful mindfulness meditations which teach you how to live in the present moment. LIVING WELL WITH PAIN AND ILLNESS includes helpful illustrations, offers effective ways of managing chronic pain and is a must-read for all sufferers.

Living Well With Chronic Illness

Author: Institute of Medicine
Editor: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309221277
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In the United States, chronic diseases currently account for 70 percent of all deaths, and close to 48 million Americans report a disability related to a chronic condition. Today, about one in four Americans have multiple diseases and the prevalence and burden of chronic disease in the elderly and racial/ethnic minorities are notably disproportionate. Chronic disease has now emerged as a major public health problem and it threatens not only population health, but our social and economic welfare. Living Well with Chronic Disease identifies the population-based public health actions that can help reduce disability and improve functioning and quality of life among individuals who are at risk of developing a chronic disease and those with one or more diseases. The book recommends that all major federally funded programmatic and research initiatives in health include an evaluation on health-related quality of life and functional status. Also, the book recommends increasing support for implementation research on how to disseminate effective longterm lifestyle interventions in community-based settings that improve living well with chronic disease. Living Well with Chronic Disease uses three frameworks and considers diseases such as heart disease and stroke, diabetes, depression, and respiratory problems. The book's recommendations will inform policy makers concerned with health reform in public- and private-sectors and also managers of communitybased and public-health intervention programs, private and public research funders, and patients living with one or more chronic conditions.

You Are Not Your Pain

Author: Vidyamala Burch
Editor: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 1250053811
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Developed by two authors, Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman who themselves have struggled with severe pain after sustaining serious injuries, You Are Not Your Pain reveals a simple eight-week program of mindfulness-based practices that will melt away your suffering. Accompanied by audio to guide you, the eight meditations in this book take just ten to twenty minutes per day and have been shown to be as effective as prescription painkillers to soothe some of the most common causes of pain. These mindfulness-based practices soothe the brain's pain networks, while also significantly reducing the anxiety, stress, exhaustion, irritability, and depression that often accompanies chronic pain and illness. Whether you experience back pain, arthritis, or migraines, are suffering from fibromyalgia, celiac disease, or undergoing chemotherapy, you will quickly learn to manage your pain and live life fully once again. Note: Audio meditations are embedded within the ebook. If your device cannot play the audio, you will be redirected to the same content online

Morbidity And Mortality Weekly Report

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Toward Healthy Living

Author: Arthritis Foundation
Editor: Longstreet Press
ISBN: 9781563524530
File Size: 46,54 MB
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An illustrated, bound journal with daily pain and mood trackers, and inspirational quotes from both famous people and ordinary people with arthritis.

You Don T Look Sick

Author: Joy H. Selak
Editor: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1936303426
File Size: 46,43 MB
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Chronicles one person's true life story of illness and her physicians compassionate commentary as they journey through the four stages of chronic illness; Getting Sick, Being Sick, Grief and Acceptance and Living Well. Designed for people at all stages of the chronic illness journey, this book is also illuminating for caregivers and loved ones.

The Complete Directory For People With Chronic Illness

Author: Laura Mars-Proietti
Editor: Grey House Pub
ISBN: 9781891482168
File Size: 13,92 MB
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The widely hailed Complete Directory for People with Chronic Illness, updated for 2000/01, is structured around the 80 most prevalent chronic illnesses - from Asthma to Cancer to Wilson's Disease, providing a comprehensive overview of the support services and information resources available for people diagnosed with a chronic illness. Each chronic condition contains a brief description of the illness in layman's language followed by National and Local Organizations, State Agencies, Newsletters, Research Centers, Hotlines, Books and Periodicals. Also provided are sections on General Resources, both Associations and Media, as well as chapters on Death and Bereavement and Wish Foundations. This directory makes it possible to provide comprehensive and critical information from just one source in just one stop. An Entry Name Index and a Geographic Index will quickly direct users to relevant information and support services. The Complete Directory for People with Chronic Illness is a necessary addition to any reference collection.

Mindfulness In Plain English

Author: Henepola Gunaratana
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861719999
File Size: 38,24 MB
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With over a quarter of a million copies sold, Mindfulness in Plain English is one of the most influential books in the burgeoning field of mindfulness and a timeless classic introduction to meditation. This is a book that people read, love, and share - a book that people talk about, write about, reflect on, and return to over and over again. Bhante Gunaratana is also the author of Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness, Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English, The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English, and his memoir Journey to Mindfulness.

The Resource Guide For Christian Counselors

Author: Douglas R. Flather
Editor: Baker Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780801052491
File Size: 78,19 MB
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This referral directory gives the user immediate access to essential, up-to-date Christian counseling resources. It is organized alphabetically under 46 general topics that encompass counseling issues, professional issues, and educational issues.

Making Sense Of Health Illness And Disease

Author: Peter Twohig
Editor: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042011199
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Health, illness and disease are topics well-suited to interdisciplinary inquiry. This book brings together scholars from around the world who share an interest in and a commitment to bridging the traditional boundaries of inquiry. We hope that this book begins new conversations that will situate health in broader socio-cultural contexts and establish connections between health, illness and disease and other socio-political issues. This book is the outcome of the first global conference on "Making Sense of: Health, Illness and Disease," held at St Catherine's College, Oxford, in June 2002. The selected papers pursue a range of topics from the cultural significance of narratives of health, illness and disease to healing practices in contemporary society as well as patients' illness experiences. Researchers and health care practitioners now live in the age of interdisciplinarity, which has transformed both health care delivery and research on health. The essays in this collection transcend the traditional boundaries of biomedicine and draw attention to the many ways in which health is embedded in socio-cultural norms and how these norms, in turn, shape health practices and health care. This volume is of interest not only to researchers but also to those delivering health care.

Living Well With A Hidden Disability

Author: Stacy Taylor
Editor: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781572241329
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Written for people with disabling conditions and the medical professionals who care for them, these strategies for growth, health, and happiness reassure readers that they aren't alone and provide tips for dealing with pain and confusing emotions.

You Don T Look Sick

Author: Joy Selak
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439805787
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“Coming to terms with this reality was a lot like accepting the death of a loved one.” You Don’t LOOK Sick!: Living Well with Invisible Chronic Illness chronicles a patient’s true-life accounts and her physician’s compassionate commentary as they take a journey through the three stages of chronic illness—Getting Sick, Being Sick, and Living Well. This resource helps you focus on building a meaningful life that contains illness as opposed to a life of frustration and fear. Designed for patients in at all stages of the chronic illness journey, this book will also be illuminating for caregivers and loved ones. From the book: “I’ve learned that having a chronic illness is not a prison sentence. It does not mean I must spend the rest of my life feeling depressed and angry, locked away from the world inside my little sick box. It does not mean that I am useless and no longer have any gifts to share, but it may mean that I must develop some new ones.” You Don’t LOOK Sick! addresses practical aspects of chronic illness, such as: hiring a doctor managing chronic pain coping with grief and the loss of function winning battles with health and disability insurers countering the social bias against the chronically ill recognizing the limitations of chronics illness care and charting a path for change In You Don’t LOOK Sick!: Living Well with Invisible Chronic Illness, you will find stories, dialogue, humor, examples, and analogy of the three stages to illustrate a challenging but navigable journey. You will also find suggested reading materials for learning to live well, medical Internet resources, illness-specific Web sites, names and addresses of national associations, and a bibliography of medical books by topic. The short chapters and straightforward language of the book will be helpful for readers who are weary and dispirited. From the authors: “I've learned that having a chronic illness is not a prison sentence. It does not mean I must spend the rest of my life feeling depressed and angry, locked away from the world inside my little sick box. It does not mean that I am useless and no longer have any gifts to share, but it may mean that I must develop some new ones.” —Joy H. Selak “My goal is to work with patients so that, like world class athletes, they can perform at their peak capacity. My job is more than giving answers; I must educate, counsel and encourage patients to set goals and implement a personal care program as well as take appropriate medications.” —Dr. Steven Overman The authors are experienced public speakers. If you wish to inquire about their availability to speak to patients or health care professionals, please contact Joy Selak by email at [email protected]

The Complete Directory For People With Chronic Illness

Author: Sedgwick Press
Editor: Sedgwick Press
ISBN: 9781592370818
File Size: 19,17 MB
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This informative resource provides a comprehensive overview of the support services and information resources available for people diagnosed with a chronic illness. Thousands of hours of research have gone into this 2005/06 edition, hundreds of new entries have been added and thousands of enhancements have been made to existing entries. This widely-hailed directory is structured around the 90 most prevalent chronic illnesses - from Asthma to Cancer to Wilson's Disease - and provides a comprehensive overview of the support services and information resources available for people diagnosed with a chronic illness. Each chronic illness has its own chapter and contains a brief description in layman's language, followed by important resources for National & Local Organizations, State Agencies, Newsletters, Books & Periodicals, Libraries & Research Centers, Support Groups & Hotlines, Web Sites and much more. Two indexes provide quick access to this wealth of information: Entry Index and Geographic Index. This directory is an important resource for health care professionals, the collections of hospital and health care libraries, as well as an invaluable tool for people with a chronic illness and their support network.

Chronic Illness And Uncertainty

Author: Don L. Goldenberg
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Dr. Goldenberg, an international authority on fibromyalgia & chronic fatigue, discusses the current understanding & treatment of these & other poorly understood illnesses. Crucial to his approach is recognizing the diagnostic & therapeutic uncertainties characteristic of many chronic illnesses, including chronic headaches, back pain, & sleep & mood disturbances. This book will help the reader understand how these disorders interrelate, share systems, & - perhaps most important - how their very uncertainties increase their negative impact. Patients & health care professionals will find this book very useful. "...disarmingly honest & at all times quite moving, while still providing very practical advice on how to cope effectively with the uncertainty of fibromyalgia."--Robert Bennett, MD, Oregon Health Sciences University. TO ORDER, call Dorset Press (617) 243-5005, or send $16.50 + $3.50 S&H to P.O. Box 620026, Newton Lower Falls, MA 02162.

Psychosocial Aspects Of Health Care

Author: Meredith E. Drench
Editor: Prentice Hall
ISBN:
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For courses in Psychosocial Aspects of Illness/Disability, Social Psychology of Disability and Rehabilitation, Chronic Illness, and Rehabilitation Psychology in occupational therapy, physical therapy, and other health care programs. Comprehensive in scope and depth, evidence-based, and current, this text addresses a variety of integrated psychosocial topics involving patients/clients, families, and other caregivers affected by pathology, impairment, functional limitation, and/or disability due to injury or acute or chronic illness. Reality-based and practical in approach, it addresses very real issues in today's health care, acknowledging time as well as other constraints, and describes recommended roles and intervention strategies for care providers. Reader-friendly and thought-provoking, the text features an abundance of real-life student journal entries, case studies and examples, and reflective questions.

Living Well

Author: Martha Cleveland
Editor: Fawcett
ISBN: 9780345385192
File Size: 72,25 MB
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Describes how chronic illness or disability can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness and offers a twelve-step plan to turn chronic illness into an opportunity for spiritual growth and fulfillment. Reprint.

The Cumulative Book Index

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A world list of books in the English language.

Gut Feelings

Author: Catherine Garrett
Editor: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042016545
File Size: 45,89 MB
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What does 'healing' mean for people who have chronic illnesses without a known cure? Gut Feelings shows readers a new way to explore the problem of suffering, seeking answers in sociology, philosophy and theology. Catherine Garrett's autobiographical narrative links physical, emotional and spiritual experience with intellectual discovery. It is written for people in pain and for all who hope to alleviate suffering. As a profound meditation on life with illness, this book shows that academic and personal wisdom, offered in the form of stories, can make healing itself more widely accessible.