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In the Shadows: How to Help Your Seriously Ill Adult Child

Awarded first place in the 2013 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Consumer Health category

This book from Hygeia Media navigates the difficult path parents face when their adult children become seriously ill.

In the Shadows: How to Help Your Seriously Ill Adult Child asks the question, "what happens when my adult child is in failing health?"

In the Shadows advocates for the parent not as "extended family" but as an essential support network when an adult is dealing with a difficult health problem such as a cancer diagnosis. Through 10 real-life stories illustrating diverse examples of parental involvement, In the Shadows, written by Patricia Ringos Beach and Beth E. White, cuts through the thicket of uncertainty that surrounds most parents when trying to determine how much or how little to be involved in the care of their adult child, especially when that child has a family of their own. The book provides a unique perspective on post-adolescence parent-child relationships, gives tips on finding and participating in support groups, and offers guidelines on understanding the healthcare system.

In the Shadows provides adult parents with a guidepost for scenarios that have no real directions while providing a forum for a group of people that are oftentimes left in the shadows. Recommend this book to your adult patients and their parents, or order this book for your institution's library today!

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This Should Not Be Happening: Young Adults With Cancer

What do young adults with cancer need to live full and fulfilling lives?

That is the question the latest book from Anne Katz sets out to answer. More than one million people living now were diagnosed with cancer as young adults and, with a five-year survival rate reaching more than 80%, that number is likely to grow in the coming years.

This Should Not Be Happening: Young Adults With Cancer tries to make sense of a situation that for many young people doesn't make any sense at all. Written for a younger audience, this new book tackles tough issues head-on and in language young people will understand. From dealing with medical professionals to handling going back to work and school, This Should Not Be Happening offers information and insight on a broad range of issues affecting young people with cancer.

Share this book with any of your young adult patients with cancer or refer this book to anyone who is working with a young adult patient population or has a young adult with cancer in their lives.

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Help Wanted: Caregiver: A Guide to Helping Your Loved One Cope With Serious Illness

More than 50 million people in the United States provide care for someone—a family member, friend, or neighbor—who has become chronically ill or disabled and can no longer care for themselves. Chances are, someone reading these words is now or has been a caregiver, will become a caregiver, or will need a caregiver themselves.

Help Wanted: Caregiver is a guide to help those who have been tasked with caring for a loved one, friend, or family member. This book offers a primer on in-home care as well as options for institutional care, the next logical step as the scope of care becomes too much to handle. You will also find information on financial and legal issues as well as challenges that caregivers face in their relationship with the person under their care.

Share this book with your patients and their families, or use it as a resource in your personal life if you or someone you know is facing the challenge of caregiving or looking at that possibility down the road.

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My Book About Cancer (Mother)

If you have patients who are parents, you will want to recommend this book!

When a mother has been diagnosed with cancer, the entire family can be traumatized. Women worry about symptoms, treatment, and prognosis for the future. But what about their children? Often, a child represses inner fear, apprehension, anger, even guilt over the parent's illness, leaving adults frustrated and helpless.

My Book About Cancer is a workbook that gives children an effective emotional outlet as they cope with their parent's disease. By creating and discussing their own book of experiences with parents, grandparents, and other adult loved ones, children can share their emotions and concerns as the family progresses through the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

This interactive workbook is both a coloring book and a sketch pad. Children can color various animal characters that depict scenes, images, and emotions likely to be encountered during a parent's iillness.

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Cancer and Complementary Medicine: Your Guide to Smart Choices in Symptom Management

A diagnosis of cancer can have devastating effects —not only physically, but mentally and emotionally as well—leading patients to turn to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), looking for a "safe" or "natural" solution to their ailments. Although these treatments may promise relief from pain or some other debilitating symptom, they also have the potential to cause as much harm as any drug could inflict.

Cancer and Complementary Medicine provides your patients with an introduction to CAM and its use in cancer symptom management, allowing patients to make informed and safe choices. Chapters examine issues such as symptom management, healthy living, safe usage of CAM, and types of CAM available as well as detailed information on herbs, vitamins, and supplements.

Written by two nurse experts in the field of integrative medicine, this easy-to-use text provides patients with cancer a convenient resource to help sort out what can help and what can cause harm.

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My Book About Cancer (Father)

When a father has been diagnosed with cancer, the entire family can be traumatized.

Men may worry about symptoms, treatment, and prognosis for the future. But what about their children? Often, a child represses inner fear, apprehension, anger, or even guilt over a parent's illness, leaving adults frustrated and helpless. My Book About Cancer is a workbook that gives children an effective emotional outlet as they cope with their father's disease. By creating and discussing their own book of experiences with parents, grandparents, and other adult loved ones, children can share their emotions and concerns as the family progresses through the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

This interactive workbook is both a coloring book and a sketch pad. Children can color various animal characters that depict scenes, images, and emotions likely to be encountered during a father's iillness. My Book About Cancer is also available in a version for children with a mother with cancer.

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Man Cancer Sex

From the author of Woman Cancer Sex and Breaking the Silence on Cancer and Sexuality . . . This book by Anne Katz explores how men are affected by a diagnosis of cancer and how they can seek help. Written for men and the women and men who love them and live with them through the cancer experience, Man Cancer Sex explores issues ranging from loss of libido to communication with a partner and problems and concerns in between.

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Coping With Cancer: A Patient Pocket Book of Thoughts, Advice, and Inspiration for the Ill

Coping With Cancer: A Patient Pocket Book of Thoughts, Advice, and Inspiration for the Ill will empower your patients with the knowledge, wisdom, and good judgment they need when facing illness. As your patients deal with upcoming treatment, physical struggles, physical pain, and an uncertain future, this book will help them manage their private thoughts and personal emotions.

The book advises patients with cancer on a variety of social and psychological issues as they combat their illness. In the worst of times, they’ll be able to find simple words of advice to help them coping, hints on finding one-minute pleasures, and ways of sustaining hope and creating positive thoughts. Written by clinicians who have comforted and treated thousands of patients over their years of practice, Coping With Cancer is crowded with their joint experience. This new book is published by Hygeia Media, an imprint of the Oncology Nursing Society for patients, nurses, and caregivers.

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Woman Cancer Sex

Sexuality after a diagnosis of cancer is a real issue for women and their partners. Woman Cancer Sex explains the changes that many women with cancer experience and offers practical and compassionate advice on how to handle these changes.

Each chapter describes the experience of a woman with a particular kind of cancer and a variety of related problems, including loss of libido, physical pain, and struggles communicating with a partner. Katz tackles this sensitive and often unspoken topic in several ways: detailing the physical aspect of sexuality, highlighting the different feelings a woman might have during her experience, and presenting strategies women can really use in their daily life. Also included is specific information for the partner. This book  gives your patients with cancer the information and tools they need to reclaim their sex life after the challenges of cancer.

About the Author

Dr. Anne Katz’s professional life is focused on providing information, education and counseling to people with cancer and their partners about sexual changes that can occur during and after treatment. She has written several books on cancer and sexuality, including After You Ring the Bell, Man Cancer Sex, and Breaking the Silence on Cancer and Sexuality. She is currently a clinical nurse specialist and AASECT-certified sexuality counselor at CancerCare Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada.

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Self-Healing Through Reflection: A Workbook for Nurses

When describing the occupation of nursing, more often than not, words such as “security,” “trust,” “commitment,” and “courage” come to mind. Nurses put themselves in the front lines of health care, acting as a bridge between the patient and the rest of the healthcare team. As a result, stress becomes a part of their daily lives.

Self-Healing Through Reflection: A Workbook for Nurses offers you information, exercises, and tools for self-reflection to better help you cope with the stressors that invade your personal and professional lives so you can provide yourself with the same level of care as you do your patients.

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Nutrition and Cancer: Practical Tips and Tasty Recipes for Survivors

Maintaining a healthy diet can be a challenge for people with cancer. Loss of appetite, alterations in taste and smell, and fatigue can all interfere with your patients’ ability to get the important nutrients they need to stay strong.

Nutrition and Cancer: Practical Tips and Tasty Recipes for Survivors, a book from Hygeia Media, offers essential eating strategies to help people with cancer—from diagnosis to survivorship—navigate the side effects of treatment and fuel the body for recovery.This useful guide features more than 30 flavorful, nutrient-dense, and easy-to-prepare recipes that help cancer survivors maintain adequate calories and protein.

Written by the editors of Nutritonal Issues in Cancer Care, this book can help your patients become active participants in their cancer treatment programs by guiding them toward making healthy food choices while aiding in the healing process.

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Nurturance for Nurses: Reflections for Compassionate Healers

This perpetual flip calendar from Hygeia Media, an ONS imprint, is a unique reference of daily reflections for nurses that offers inspiration, sustenance, and a means of validating your emotionally charged world. You can use Nurturance for Nurses: Reflections for Compassionate Healers year after year as a way to rejuvenate and motivate yourself and your colleagues in nursing.

Some daily reflections taken from the pages of Nurturance for Nurses

  • “Nursing is a progressive art such that to stand still is to go backward.” –Florence Nightingale
  • “Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: I’m with you kid. Let’s go.” –Maya Angelou

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After You Ring the Bell . . . 10 Challenges for the Cancer Survivor

For patients with cancer and their healthcare team, the “ringing of the bell” is a significant moment–a point in time that signals the end of active treatment and the beginning of a life free of cancer. But for many patients, that moment can also be filled with uncertainty. Anne Katz, in her latest book from Hygeia Media, explores what happens next for those who have survived cancer. Although life as a cancer survivor can be complicated, Katz breaks down 10 challenges often faced by survivors–including health worries, depression, fatigue, nutrition, and the long-term effects of cancer treatment. Written in an accessible style, After You Ring the Bell is a book you can share with your patients with cancer and their families.

About the Author

Dr. Anne Katz’s professional life is focused on providing information, education, and counseling to people with cancer and their partners about sexual changes that can occur during and after treatment. She has written several books on cancer and sexuality, including Man Cancer Sex, Woman Cancer Sex, and Breaking the Silence on Cancer and Sexuality. She is currently a clinical nurse specialist and AASECT-Certified Sexuality Counselor at CancerCare Manitoba in Winnipeg.

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A Patient’s Guide to Cancer Symptom Management

When a patient is diagnosed with cancer, the moment can be a harrowing experience, leaving individuals and their families with many unanswered questions. Will I lose my hair? What about nausea and vomiting? Will I feel pain? Presenting common questions and detailing common symptoms suffered by patients with cancer, A Patient’s Guide to Cancer Symptom Management helps patients and their families better understand and manage conditions commonly associated with cancer and its treatment. A Patient’s Guide to Cancer Symptom Management, written by Carlton Brown, is meant to be shared with your patients and their families. This new book details the effects of cancer symptoms ranging from anemia to sleep problems, in plain language free of medical jargon. Each chapter explains the nature of the problem, including the causes and symptoms, and presents details on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Help guide your patients through the uncertainty of their cancer journey and help arm them with the knowledge they will need by reading this helpful new book.

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You Are Never Alone: Prayers and Meditations to Sustain You Through Breast Cancer

Whether in the middle of the night, the midst of treatment, or midway through a busy day, You Are Never Alone: Prayers and Meditations to Sustain You Through Breast Cancer offers patients with breast cancer a selection of encouraging and relevant prayers, soothing meditations, and valuable resources on support and prayer groups.

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