The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving


  • Release: 2013-05-07
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 304 page
  • ISBN: 9781616203177
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In The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving (releasing June 24, 2016 as a Netflix Original Film titled The Fundamentals of Caring, starring Paul Rudd and Selena Gomez), Jonathan Evison, author of the new novel This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! and the New York Times bestseller West of Here, has crafted a novel of the heart, a story of unlikely heroes in a grand American landscape. For Ben Benjamin, all has been lost--his wife, his family, his home, his livelihood. Hoping to find a new direction, he enrolls in a night class called The Fundamentals of Caregiving, where he will learn to take care of people with disabilities. He is instructed about professionalism, about how to keep an emotional distance between client and provider, and about the art of inserting catheters while avoiding liability. But when Ben is assigned his first client--a tyrannical nineteen-year-old boy named Trevor, who is in the advanced stages of Duchenne muscular dystrophy--he soon discovers that the endless service checklists have done nothing to prepare him for the reality of caring for a fiercely stubborn, sexually frustrated teenager who has an ax to grind with the whole world. Over time, the relationship between Ben and Trev, which had begun with mutual misgivings, evolves into a close friendship, and the traditional boundaries between patient and caregiver begin to blur. The bond between them strengthens as they embark on a road trip to visit Trev’s ailing father--a journey rerouted by a series of bizarre roadside attractions that propel them into an impulsive adventure disrupted by one birth, two arrests, a freakish dust storm, and a six-hundred-mile cat-and-mouse pursuit by a mysterious brown Buick Skylark. By the end of that journey, Trev has had his first taste of love, and Ben has found a new reason to love life. Bursting with energy and filled with moments of absolute beauty, this big-hearted and inspired novel ponders life’s terrible surprises as well as what it takes to truly c

The Fundamentals of Caring

The Fundamentals of Caring


  • Release: 2013-06-01
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 304 page
  • ISBN: 9781781851784
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LIFE-AFFIRMING STORY OF A DISABLED TEENAGER AND HIS CLUELESS CARER, NOW A NETFLIX DRAMA STARRING PAUL RUDD AND SELENA GOMEZ. The first rule of caring is Don't Get Emotionally Involved. So clueless carer Ben probably shouldn't have agreed to drive stroppy, wheelchair-bound teenager Trevor 400 miles across America to reunite with his deadbeat dad. Especially when Trevor's mother has absolutely forbidden it. Especially when a road trip like this could go so disastrously, gloriously wrong... Funny, life-affirming and beautifully bittersweet, this is the story of an unlikely friendship and the journey of a lifetime. 'Little Miss Sunshine meets Rain Man. Big-hearted and funny and full of hope' Boston Globe.

This Is Your Life  Harriet Chance

This Is Your Life Harriet Chance


  • Release: 2015-09-08
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 304 page
  • ISBN: 9781443442954
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With her husband, Bernard, two years in the grave, seventy-nine-year-old Harriet Chance sets sail on an ill-conceived Alaskan cruise only to discover through a series of revelations that she’s been living the past sixty years of her life under entirely false pretenses. There, amid the buffets and lounge singers, between the imagined appearance of her late husband and the very real arrival of her estranged daughter, Harriet is forced to take a long look back, confronting the truth about pivotal events that changed the course of her life. Jonathan Evison—bestselling author of West of Here, The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving and All About Lulu—has crafted a big-hearted novel with a supremely endearing heroine at its centre. Through Harriet, he paints a bittersweet portrait of an unforgettable woman with great warmth, humanity and humour. Part dysfunctional love story, part poignant exploration of family relationships, This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! is a surprising tale of acceptance, forgiveness and, ultimately, healing.

West of Here

West of Here


  • Release: 2012-01-31
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 508 page
  • ISBN: 161620124X
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At the foot of the Elwha River, the muddy outpost of Port Bonita is about to boom, fueled by a ragtag band of dizzyingly disparate men and women unified only in their visions of a more prosperous future. A failed accountant by the name of Ethan Thornburgh has just arrived in Port Bonita to reclaim the woman he loves and start a family. Ethan’s obsession with a brighter future impels the damming of the mighty Elwha to harness its power and put Port Bonita on the map. More than a century later, his great-great grandson, a middle manager at a failing fish- packing plant, is destined to oversee the undoing of that vision, as the great Thornburgh dam is marked for demolition, having blocked the very lifeline that could have sustained the town. West of Here is a grand and playful odyssey, a multilayered saga of destiny and greed, adventure and passion, that chronicles the life of one small town, turning America’s history into myth, and myth into a nation’s shared experience.

Lawn Boy

Lawn Boy


  • Release: 2018-04-03
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 9781616208257
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Winner of the Alex Award “Mike Muñoz Is a Holden Caulfield for a New Millennium—a '10th-generation peasant with a Mexican last name, raised by a single mom on an Indian reservation' . . . Evison, as in his previous four novels, has a light touch and humorously guides the reader, this time through the minefield that is working-class America.” --The New York Times Book Review For Mike Muñoz, life has been a whole lot of waiting for something to happen. Not too many years out of high school and still doing menial work—and just fired from his latest gig as a lawn boy on a landscaping crew--he’s smart enough to know that he’s got to be the one to shake things up if he’s ever going to change his life. But how? He’s not qualified for much of anything. He has no particular talents, although he is stellar at handling a lawn mower and wielding clipping shears. But now that career seems to be behind him. So what’s next for Mike Muñoz? In this funny, biting, touching, and ultimately inspiring novel, bestselling author Jonathan Evison takes the reader into the heart and mind of a young man determined to achieve the American dream of happiness and prosperity--who just so happens to find himself along the way.

Fundamentals of Nursing  Clinical Skills Workbook

Fundamentals of Nursing Clinical Skills Workbook


  • Release: 2014-03-10
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 352 page
  • ISBN: 9780729581165
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The Fundamentals of Nursing: Clinical skills workbook will support Potter & Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing 3rd edition in 2012 by providing a separate clinical skills workbook, accompanied by a suite of Australian clinical skills videos. The workbook features the nursing skills from the text, accompanied by an overview at the beginning of each skill set and supported by clinical skill competency check lists aligned with the National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse. The Bondy rating scale has been incorporated to provide clearly defined levels of competency and an opportunity for reflection is included at the end of each skill to encourage meaningful learning. A suite of clinical skills videos are available online to support the workbook. Ideal for viewing in class, the videos also provide students with a valuable tool for revision prior to assessment. The trusted Step-by-Step approach for all skills as used in Potter and Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing, 4th ANZ edition by Crisp, Taylor, Douglas and Rebeiro Competency checklists aligned to the National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse for Australia and New Zealand The Bondy rating scale provides a valuable tool for assessment Accompanied by a suite of Australian nursing clinical skills videos via the Evolve platform 11 NEW skills including 8 health assessment skills: Skill 27-1 Abdominal health assessment Skill 27-2 Musculoskeletal health assessment Skill 27-3 Cardiovascular health assessment Skill 27-4 Respiratory health assessment Skill 27-5 Neurological health assessment Skill 27-6 Mental Health Skill 27-7 Body systems assessment Skill 41-2 Pain health assessment

The Care and Handling of Roses With Thorns

The Care and Handling of Roses With Thorns


  • Release: 2012-08-02
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 416 page
  • ISBN: 9781101588871
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Winner of the ALA Reading List Award Difficult and obstinate. Thriving under a set of specific and limited conditions. That pretty much describes me. Maybe that’s why I like these roses so much. Roses are Galilee Garner’s passion. An amateur breeder, she painstakingly cross-pollinates her plants to coax out new, better traits, striving to create a perfect strain of her favorite flower, the Hulthemia. Her dream is to win a major rose competition and one day have her version of the bloom sold in the commercial market. Gal carefully calibrates the rest of her time to manage the kidney failure she’s had since childhood, going to dialysis every other night, and teaching high school biology, where she is known for her exacting standards. The routine leaves little room for relationships, and Gal prefers it that way. Her roses never disappoint her the way people have. Then one afternoon, Riley, the teenaged daughter of Gal’s estranged sister, arrives unannounced to live with her, turning Gal’s orderly existence upside down. Suddenly forced to adjust to each other’s worlds, both will discover a resilience they never knew they had and a bond they never knew they needed.

Thoughtful Dementia Care

Thoughtful Dementia Care


  • Release: 2012-04-03
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 180 page
  • ISBN: 1480007579
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Ghent-Fuller offers insights into emotional reactions and practical suggestions based on deep understanding of the way people with dementia view many situations. She explains the loss of various types of memory and other thinking processes, and describes how these losses affect the day to day life of people with dementia, their understanding of the world around them and their personal situations.

The Caregiver s Journal

The Caregiver s Journal


  • Release: 2016-02-10
  • Publisher:
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 152 page
  • ISBN: 0692628088
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There's no doubt that being a caregiver is one of the hardest things you will ever do in your life. But despite the challenges, if given a choice, most caregivers wouldn't trade it for the world. With so much to do day in and day out, such as managing medication, meal preparation, help with bathing and toileting, housekeeping, shopping, errands, and trips to doctors, it's easy to let precious time slip away. But when you are caring for an aging loved one, time is the most precious gift we have. This journal was created to make it easy to organize your loved-one's important medical and caregiving information to make sure all of their daily needs are being taken care of, while still making time to connect a top priority. With daily prompts to remind us to stop and experience the joy of time spent with our loved one, we can forever remember those precious moments, long after they have passed.There will come a day when our role of caregiver comes to an end. My hope is that you will use this journal to record the tiny details of your days together; memories you can treasure for years to come, to look back on these caregiving days and years, not as a time of stress and struggle, but as one of shared love and precious moments. This journal is a must-have for any caregiver! Filled with daily inspirational quotes, each journal is structured in an easy-to-organize, customizable format that allows you to record THREE MONTHS of:* Daily Journal Entries * Pertinent Medical Information* Important Medication Information* Personal Needs* Dietary Restrictions* Emergency Contact Information* Medical Provider Contact Information* Month-at-a-Glance Appointment Calendars* Caregiver Weekly SchedulesAlso Included is a RESOURCE SECTION where you can find helpful resources across the United States for your loved one, such as Alzheimer's and Dementia services, Caregiver Support Groups, Social Security Assistance, and much more. Whether for yourself or a gift for a caregiver you love, when it

Fundamentals of UK Tax System

Fundamentals of UK Tax System


  • Release: 2017-10-06
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 354 page
  • ISBN: 1975858425
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"A highly comprehensive, well-written exam kit, full of helpful exam practice questions and well-explained solutions on UK tax system Finance Act 2016."