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The Resource A hospital bed at home : family stories of caregiving from diagnosis to death, Janene Carey

A hospital bed at home : family stories of caregiving from diagnosis to death, Janene Carey

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A hospital bed at home : family stories of caregiving from diagnosis to death
Title
A hospital bed at home
Title remainder
family stories of caregiving from diagnosis to death
Statement of responsibility
Janene Carey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A Hospital Bed at Home is a linked collection of true stories about the experience of being a carer during the weeks, months and years that can stretch between the day someone you love is diagnosed with an incurable, fatal disease and the day of his or her death. Couples facing separation after forty years together; a workaholic with three small children and a dying, angry wife; an Irish immigrant called home to nurse an ailing father who cannot, or will not eat; a Buddhist couple striving for serene acceptance of a brain tumour... The patients and carers profiled in these stories bring to their challenging situations the gamut of typically human strengths and weaknesses, plus all the baggage of their pre-existing relationships. The narratives are intensely personal and biographical, but the insights and information they contain about illness, caregiving and dying at home have profound and general relevance. The author's reflections on these topics are woven throughout, linking the individual stories and concluding with a gritty memoir about caring for her mother, an anxious optimist ravaged by cancer
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carey, Janene
Dewey number
362.175
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Terminally ill
  • Terminal care
  • Caregivers
  • Terminally ill
  • Palliative treatment
Label
A hospital bed at home : family stories of caregiving from diagnosis to death, Janene Carey
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-236)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052524994
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 238 pages
Isbn
9780992423605
Isbn Type
:
System control number
(OCoLC)870425226
Label
A hospital bed at home : family stories of caregiving from diagnosis to death, Janene Carey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-236)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052524994
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 238 pages
Isbn
9780992423605
Isbn Type
:
System control number
(OCoLC)870425226

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