My Mother, Your Mother Embracing Slow Medicine, the Compassionate Approach to Caring for Your Aging Loved Ones

ISBN-10: 0061243035

ISBN-13: 9780061243035

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Thanks to advances in science and medicine, our parents are living longer than ever before. But our health-care system doesn't perform as well when decline eventually sets in. We want to do our best as our loved ones face new complications-more diseases and disabilities-demanding further need for support and careful judgment, but the choices we have to make can seem overwhelming.Family doctor and geriatrician Dennis McCullough recommends a new approach: Slow Medicine. Shaped by common sense and kindness, it advocates for careful anticipatory "attending" to an elder's changing needs rather than waiting for crises that force acute medical interventions-thereby improving the quality of elders' extended late lives without bankrupting their families financially or emotionally. This is not a plan for preparing for death; it is a plan for understanding, for caring, and for helping those you love live well during their final years.
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 1/27/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Preface
First Things: The Foundation of a New Family Understanding
The Eight Stations of Late Life
Stability "Everything is just fine, dear." -Mom
Compromise "Mom's having a little problem." -Dad
Crisis "I can't believe she's in the hospital." -Sister
Recovery "She'll be with us for a while." -Rehabilitation Nurse
Decline "We can't expect much more." -Visiting Nurse
Prelude to Dying "I sense a change in her spirit." -Nurse in Long-Term Care
Death "You'd better come now." -Hospice Nurse
Grieving/Legacy "We did the right things ..." -Brother
Epilogue
Slow Medicine Websites
Slow Medicine Reading
Slow Medicine Cinema
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index
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