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CORE BOOKS – Disabilities – Chronic Illness

My Stroke of Luck – Books about Disabilities

Douglas, Kirk
Morrow 2002

In this vivid and very personal reflection upon his extraordinary life as an actor, author, and legend in his own time, Kirk Douglas offers a candid and heartfelt memoir of where it all went right in his life — even after suffering a debilitating stroke. Revealing not only the incredible physical and emotional toll of his stroke but how it has changed his life for the better, Douglas shares the lessons that saved him and helped him to heal. Alongside his heartfelt advice and insight, he also recalls warm memories of some of the most famous figures of our time — including Burt Lancaster, Michael J. Fox, and Gary Cooper — as well as others who have soared to greatness in the face of adversity.

The Invisible Cure: Africa, the West, and the Fight against AIDS – Living with Chronic Illness

Epstein, Helen
Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007

The Invisible Cure is an account of Africa’s AIDS epidemic from the inside–a revelatory dispatch from the intersection of village life, government intervention, and international aid. Helen Epstein left her job in the US in 1993 to move to Uganda, where she began work on a test vaccine for HIV. Once there, she met patients, doctors, politicians, and aid workers, and began exploring the problem of AIDS in Africa through the lenses of medicine, politics, economics, and sociology. Amid the catastrophic failure to reverse the epidemic, she discovered a village-based solution that could prove more effective than any network of government intervention and international aid, an intuitive response that calls into question many of the fundamental assumptions about the AIDS in Africa.

Sleep with the Angels: A Mother Challenges AIDS – Living with Chronic Illness

Fisher, Mary
Moyer Bell 1994

Diagnosed HIV-positive in 1991, Mary Fisher is the founder of the Family AIDS Network and a well-known AIDS activist, speaking to thousands of people, including the audience of the 1992 Republican National Convention. This collection of Fisher’s frequently quoted speeches from her first year in public life includes her assessment of this country’s moral response to the epidemic.

The Complete Directory for People with Chronic Illness (9th edition, 2009-2010) – Living with Chronic Illnesses

Gottlieb, Richard, ed.
Millerton, NY: Grey House 2009

Reference book. Sections on Condition descriptions, Associations, Publications, Research Centers, Support Groups, Websites.

The Complete Mental Health Directory (8th edition, 2012-2013) – Living with Chronic Illness

Gottlieb, Richard, ed.
Armenia, NY: Grey House 2012

This reference directory provides comprehensive coverage of 21 broad mental health disorder categories. Within these categories are nearly 100 specific disorders. Descriptions of the disorders are in the 1st chapter. Subsequent chapters contain more than 4,500 listings of relevant organizations and contacts.
Chapters: Disorders — Associations & organizations — Government agencies — Professional & support services — Publishers — Facilities — Clinical management — Pharmaceutical companies.

A Life Shaken: My Encounter with Parkinson’s Disease – Living with Chronic Illness

Havemann, Joel
Johns Hopkins Univ. 2002

“I’m flat on my back on a couch that’s too short in a windowless room in the bureau. I can’t even sit at a computer, much less make a keyboard work. My arms and legs are shaking uncontrollably. Although I am only 53 years old, I have already been struggling with Parkinson’s disease for seven years. And right now the disease is winning.” So begins Joel Havemann’s account of the insidious disease that is Parkinson’s. Into his own story, Havemann weaves accessible explanations of how Parkinson’s disrupts the brain’s circuitry, how symptoms are managed through drugs and surgery, and how people cope with the disease’s psychological challenges. Parkinson’s disease.

Complete Directory for People with Disabilities (2016 edition) – Books about Disabilities

Mars, Laura, ed.
Millerton, NY: Grey House 2015

“A Comprehensive Source Book for Individuals and Professionals.” Chapters: Introduction — Glossary of disability-related terms — Bullying and students with disabilities — 10 things to know about the Americans with Disabilities Act — Identifying transition-age youth with disabilities — User guide — User key — General resources for people with disabilities. Arts & entertainment ; Assistive devices ; Associations ; Camps ; Clothing ; Computers ; Conferences & shows ; Construction & architecture ; Education ; Exchange programs ; Foundations & funding resources ; Government agencies ; Independent living centers ; Law ; Libraries & research centers ; Media, print ; Media, electronic ; Toys & games ; Travel & transportation ; Veteran services ; Vocational & employment programs ; Rehabilitation facilities, acute ; Rehabilitation facilities, post-acute ; Rehabilitation facilities, sub-acute ; Aging ; Blind & deaf ; Cognitive ; Dexterity ; Hearing ; Mobility ; Specific disorders ; Speech & language ; Visual

A Whole New Life: An Illness and a Healing – Living with Chronic Illness

Price, Reynolds
Hall 1994

In 1984 a large cancer was discovered n [the author’s] spinal cord (“The tumor was pencil-thick and gray-colored, ten inches long from my neck-hair downward”). Here, for the first time, Price recounts without self-pity what became a long struggle to withstand and recover from this appalling, if all too common, affliction (one American in three will experience some form of cancer). He charts the first puzzling symptoms; the urgent surgery that fails to remove the growth and the radiation that temporarily arrests it (but hurries his loss of control of his lower body); the occasionally comic trials of rehab; the steady rise of severe pain and reliance on drugs; two further radical surgeries; the sustaining force of a certain religious vision; an eventual discovery of help from biofeedback and hypnosis; and the miraculous return of his powers as a writer in a new, active life.

And the Band Played On – Books about Chronic Illness

Shilts, Randy
St. Martin’s 2000

By the time Rock Hudson’s death in 1985 alerted all America to the danger of the AIDS epidemic, the disease had spread across the nation, killing thousands of people and emerging as the greatest health crisis of the 20th century. America faced a troubling question: What happened? How was this epidemic allowed to spread so far before it was taken seriously? In answering these questions, Shilts weaves weaves the disparate threads into a coherent story, pinning down every evasion and contradiction at the highest levels of the medical, political, and media establishments.
Shilts shows that the epidemic spread wildly because the federal government put budget ahead of the nation’s welfare; health authorities placed political expediency before the public health; and scientists were often more concerned with international prestige than saving lives. Against this backdrop, Shilts tells the heroic stories of individuals in science and politics, public health and the gay community, who struggled to alert the nation to the enormity of the danger it faced. And the Band Played On is both a tribute to these heroic people and a stinging indictment of the institutions that failed the nation so badly.

Disabilities Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information about Disabilities that Affect the Body, Mind, and Senses … – Books about Disabilities

Sutton, Amy L.
Omnigraphics 2011

“Provides basic consumer health information about physical, cognitive, emotional, and sensory disabilities, along with facts about assistive technologies and other tools and services to foster independence, and guidance for families on educational, legal, and financial concerns. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

MORE CORE BOOKS – Disabilities – Chronic Illness

South African Women Living with HIV: Global Lessons from Local Voices – Books about Chronic Illnesses

Aulette-Root, Anna
Indiana University 2014


Effortless Pain Relief: A Guide to Self-Healing from Chronic Pain – Books about Chronic Pain

Bacci, Ingrid
Free Press 2005


Helping Someone with Mental Illness: A Compassionate Guide for Family, Friends, and Caregivers – Books about Caregiving

Carter, Rosslyn
Times Books 1998


Living with HIV: A Patient’s Guide – Book about Chronic Illness

Cichocki, Mark
McFarland 2009


Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s: A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing with the Disease – Books about Disabilities

Coste, Joanne Koenig
Houghton Mifflin 2003


The Secret History of the War on Cancer – Books about Chronic Illness

Davis, Devra
Basic 2007


The Chronic Pain Solution: Your Personal Path to Pain Relief – Book about Chronic Pain

Dillard, James
Bantam 2003


Life Disrupted: Getting Real about Chronic Illness in Your Twenties and Thirties – Living with Chronic Illness

Edwards, Laurie
Walker 2008


Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer: A Guide to Cancer and Its Treatments (3 Vols) – Books about Chronic Illness

Fust, Kristin, ed.
Cengage Learning 2015


Heal Your Heart: How You Can Prevent or Reverse Heart Disease – Books about Chronic Illness PDF

Gould, K. Lance
Rutgers University 2002


Can’t Remember What I Forgot: Your Memory, Your Mind, Your Future – Books about Disabilities PDF

Halpern, Sue
Three Rivers 2009


Caregiving: A Step-by-Step Resource for Caring for the Person with Cancer at Home – Books about Chronic Illness PDF

Houts, Peter S and Bucher, Julia A.
American Cancer Society 2003


When Walking Fails: Mobility Problems of Adults with Chronic Conditions – Book about Disabilities Free Online

Iezzoni, Lisa I.
University of California 2003


Cancer Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information about Major Forms and Stages of Cancer … along with Facts about Cancer Treatments, Cancer Risks and Prevention, A Glossary of Related Terms, Statistical Data, and a Directory of Resources … – Books about Chronic Illness Free Online

Jones, Keith, ed.
Omnigraphics 2015


Everyone’s Guide to Cancer Therapy: How Cancer is Diagnosed, Treated, and Managed Day to Day – Books about Chronic Illness Free Online

Ko, Andrew
Andrews McMeel 2008


The Family Intervention Guide to Mental Illness: Recognizing Symptoms & Getting Treatment – Books about Chronic Illness Free Online

Morey, Bodie and Mueser, Kim T.
New Harbinger 2007


Teach Us to Sit Still: A Skeptic’s Search for Health and Healing – Book about Chronic Illness Free Online

Parks, Tim
Rodale 2011


Going Sane: Maps of Happiness – Books about Chronic Illness Free Online

Phillips, Adam
Fourth Estate 2005


The Truth about Chronic Pain: Patients and Professionals on How to Face It, Understand It, Overcome It – Book about Chronic Pain Free Online

Rosenfeld, Arthur
Basic 2003


Disease Management Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information about Coping with Chronic and Serious Illnesses, Navigating the Health Care System, Communicating with Health Care Providers, Assessing Health Care Quality, and Making Informed Health Care Decisions – Books about Chronic Illness Free Online

Shannon, Joyce B., ed.
Omnigraphics 2008


The Forgetting: Alzheimer’s: Portrait of an Epidemic – Books about Disabilities Free Online

Shenk, David
Doubleday 2001


The Complete Guide to Mental Health for Women – Book about Chronic Illness PDF

Slater, Lauren, ed.
Beacon 2003


Thriving with Heart Disease: A Unique Program for Your and Your Family: Live Happier, Healthier, Longer – Living with Chronic Illness PDF

Sotile, Wayne M.
Gill & Macmillan 2003


Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America – Book about Chronic Illness PDF

Whitaker, Robert
Crown 2010


BOOK COLLECTION – Disabilities – Chronic Illness

People Living with Disabilities Books – Collection – Living with Disabilities Books

About 2,700 free people with disabilities books at the Internet Archive. Some books: Living with Learning Disabilities, People with Disabilities, Instruction of Students with Severe Disabilities, How Technology Impacts the Lives of People with Disabilities, Living with Deafness, Disabilities Sourcebook, Complete Directory for People with Disabilities, Guide to Independent Living for People with Arthritis, Living with the Disabled: you can help – a family guide, A Chronicle of Living with a Disability, many more. People living with disabilities.

Deaf Books PDF – Collection – Books about Disabilities Free Download

About 920 free deaf books pdf from the Internet Archive. Some books: Teaching and Talking with Deaf Children, Sound Minds in a Soundless World, Raising Your Deaf Child, Deafness in Perspective, Through the Barriers of Deafness and Isolation, The Deaf Child in the Public Schools, Deaf People in Hitler’s Europe, A Manual of Approximately 1,000 Signs Used by the Deaf of North America, many more.

Children with Disabilities Books – Collection – People Living with Disabilities Free Books

About 1,700 children with disabilities books free from the Internet Archive. Some books: How to Get Help for Your Disabled Child, A Guide for the Special Needs Child, Medical Problems of Students with Special Needs, Special Children – Challenged Parents, Reflections on Growing Up Disabled, Assessment in Special Education, Emerging Trends in Family Support and Early Intervention, many more. Living with disabilities.

Coping with Illness Books – Collection– Living with Chronic Illness Books

About 140 coping with illness books free online at the Internet Archive. Some books: Living with Chronic Illness, Chronic Illness during Childhood and Adolescence: psychological aspects, Sex Love and Chronic Illness, Managed Care in Chronic Illness, Resource Guide to Children with Disabilities and Chronic Illness, Understanding the Child with a Chronic Illness in the Classroom, Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability, many more. Living with chronic illness.

Eating Disorders Books PDF – Collection – Books about Disabilities Download Free

About 300 eating disorders books pdf from the Internet Archive. Some books: Coping with Eating Disorders, Anatomy of a Food Addiction, Compulsive Eating: the struggle to feed the hunger inside, Experimental Therapies for Eating Disorders, Programs for Recovery from Anorexia, Bulimia, Bulimarexia, Obesity, and other Appetite Disorders, Eating Disorders: new directions in treatment and recovery, Recovery from Anorexia, Bulimia, and Compulsive Overeating, Eating Disorders Sourcebook, many more.

Terminal Illness Books PDF – Collection – Books about Chronic Illnesses PDF

About 630 terminal illness books pdf from the Internet Archive. Some books: The Needs of the Dying, Dialogues with the Grieving and the Dying the Healing and the Healed, Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying, Working with the Dying and the Grieving, The Rights of the Critically Ill, Medical Care of the Soul, Notes on Living Until We Say Goodbye, many more. Terminal illness books pdf.

Free Books on Pain PDF – Collection – Books about Chronic Pain PDF

About 1,240 free books on pain pdf from the Internet Archive. Some books: The Active Person’s Guide to Understanding Identifying and Treating Pain and Injury, The Treatment of Pain, Freedom from Chronic Pain, The Path to Pain Control, A Physician’s Guide to improving Pain Management through Better Communication, Over 1,000 Quick & Easy Pain Remedies, Fibromyalgia Basics, Shoulder Pain, Pain Sourcebook, Alternative Answers to Pain, many more free books on pain pdf.

Cancer Books Free PDF – Collection – Books about Chronic Illness Download Free

About 6,000 cancer books free pdf at the Internet Archive. Some books: Cancer Therapies: awesome new advances, Cancer Supportive Care: a comprehensive guide, How to Conquer the Pain Caused by Cancer & Cancer Treatment, After Prostrate Cancer, A Manual for the Prevention of Cancer, Advances in Cancer Research, Colon Cancer, Cancer: what causes it, what doesn’t, Understanding Cancer, My Cancer Year, many more cancer books free pdf.

Heart Disease Books PDF – Collection – Living with Chronic Illness

About 530 heart diseases books pdf free from the Internet Archive. Some books: Heart Disease and Rehabilitation, Cooking for a Healthy Heart, Lecture Notes on Cardiology, Heart Disease: a guide to regaining control over your health and well-being, The Women’s Heart Book, How to Fight Heart Disease and Win, Preventing Heart Disease: what every woman should know, Cleveland Clinic Heart Book, 21 Days to a Healthy Heart, many more.

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Alzheimer’s Books PDF Free – Collection – Living with Chronic Illness

Over 1,000 Alzheimer’s books pdf free at the Internet Archive. Some books: Mayo Clinic Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease, Alzheimer’s in America, What You Need to Know about Alzheimer’s, Finding a Path to Peace through Alzheimer’s, Preventing Alzheimer’s, Alzheimer’s Early Stages, Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Alzheimer’s Disease, many more Alzheimer’s books.

Mental Illness Books PDF Free – Collection – Chronic Illness Free Books

About 1,400 mental illness books free pdf from the Internet Archive. Some books: When Someone You Love has a Mental Illness, A History of the Care of America’s Mentally Ill, Working with Families of the Mentally Ill, The Caring Family: living with chronic mental illness, Mending Wounded Minds: seeking help for a mentally ill child, How to Live with a Mentally Ill Person, Psychological Disorders of Children: a handbook for primary care physicians, many more.

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