Counting On Kindness (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, May 11, 2010 - Social Science - 208 pages
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Seattle mental health counselor Lustbader here compells attention to and sympathy for those who must rely on caregivers for their needs. Stories are related by patients themselves. From incapacitated men and women we learn of the humiliations caused by the loss of autonomy, of the frustrations at not being able to manage on one's own. Accounts from widely different sorts of patients and those who begrudgingly or willingly see to their care provide graphic lessons in sensitivity.
  

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Contents

TWO The Quality of Mercy
17
THREE Bodily Terms
37
FOUR The Worth of the Past
57
FIVE Parents Dying
75
SIX Unlived Life
93
SEVEN Refusing to Be Demeaned
111
EIGHT The Fiction of Independence
131
NINE Prospects for Revival
149
CONCLUSION The Measure of a Good Life
165
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Wendy Lustbader is a nationally known speaker and expert media commentator on aging issues. She is the author of "Counting on Kindness" and "Taking Care of Aging Family Members,

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