Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Your First Priority: Resources

Many of the ideas in today's post Your First Priority Is You were taken from the following resources. Use them to help you find your balance in caregiving and set your priorities. Books that are in print are available through the Parentcare 101 Bookstore.

  • Dolan, J. Michael. How to Care for Your Aging Parents…And Still Have a Life of Your Own! Los Angeles: Mullholland Pacific, 1992. (Read especially the Epilogue)
  • Golden, Stephanie. Slaying the Mermaid: Women and the Culture of Sacrifice. Harmony, 1999.
  • Louden, Jennifer. The Woman’s Comfort Book: A Self-Nurturing Guide for Restoring Balance in Your Life. HarperSanFrancisco, 2005.
  • Moffatt, Betty Clare. The Caregiver’s Companion: Words to Comfort and Inspire. iUniverse, 2000.
  • Tubesing, Donald A. and Nancy Loving Tubesing. Seeking Your Healthy Balance: A Do-it-yourself Guide to Whole Person Well-being. Pfeifer-Hamilton Publishers, 1991.
  • Uustal, Diann B. Caring for Yourself - Caring for Others: The Ultimate Balance. Educational Resources in HealthCare, Incorporated, 1997. (Out-of-print, but worth reading. Check your local library).

To search for articles or more information on the web or in your library, try these search concepts combined with an AND:

Concept 1: Self-Care, Self-Nurturing, Wholeness, Whole Person Well-Being, Wholistic Medicine, Self-Help Techniques, Nurturing Behavior, Life Balance
Concept 2: Caregivers—Psychology (subject heading in library catalog), Caregiver Stress, Compassion, Fatigue

Search examples: Wholeness and Caregiver Stress; Life Balance and Caregivers; Wholistic Medicine and Compassion

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