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Author McCullough, Dennis M.

Title My mother, your mother : embracing "slow medicine" - the compassionate approach to caring for your aging loved ones / Dennis McCullough.

Imprint New York, NY : Harper, c2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Non-Fiction  306.874 M133    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xxiii, 263 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-245) and index.
Contents First things : the foundations of a new family understanding -- The eight stages of late life -- Station 1: Stability : "Everything is just fine dear."--Mom -- Station 2: Compromise : "Mom's having a little problem."--Dad -- Station 3: Crisis : "I can't believe she's in the hospital."--Sister -- Station 4: Recovery : "She'll be with us for a while."--Rehabilitation nurse -- Station 5: Decline : "We can't expect much more."-- Visiting nurse -- Station 6: Prelude to dying : "I sense a change in her spirit."--Nurse in long-term care -- Station 7: Death : "You'd better come now."--Hospice nurse -- Station 8: Grieving/legacy : "We did the right things..."--Brother -- Epilogue -- Slow medicine websites -- Slow medicine reading -- Slow medicine cinema.
Summary Counsels baby boomers on caring for aging parents through their final years, addressing the negative aspects of intensive care, discussing the pros and cons of alternative therapies, and sharing advice about the challenges of overseeing a parent's death.
Subject Aging parents -- Care.
Aging parents -- Health and hygiene.
Aging parents -- Medical care.
Adult children of aging parents.
Note Dust jacket title: My mother, your mother : embracing "slow medicine", the compassionate approach to caring for your aging loved ones
ISBN 9780061243028

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