These resources are designed to accompany Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, 5th Edition and Living a Healthy with Chronic Pain, 2nd Edition.
This list includes suggested further readings, useful websites, and other helpful resources. It's compiled by the authors of the book and maintained by the publisher.
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Visit the Self-Management Resource Centre | Millions of adults live with one or more chronic health conditions. Our programs help people and their caregivers manage their symptoms, improve their quality of life, and reduce healthcare costs.
Looking for copies of My Action Plan, charts, worksheets, or Self Tests that appear in the books? You can download copies from our website.
- - Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, 5th Edition
- - Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain, 2nd Edition
Find a self-management program or workshop near you | This searchable map allows you to find programs or workshops by zip code, country, or you can filter by program.
We are thrilled to receive a starred review for The Last Things We Talk About: Your Guide to End of Life Transitions by Elizabeth Boatwright from Library Journal.
An excerpt: "VERDICT Excellent in every way; recommended for all libraries, and readers facing end-of-life challenges."
The full review is now available on the Library Journal website.
Thank you to the School Library Journal for including WORKING WITH WORRY in their recent feature.
They describe WORKING WITH WORRY as a, "hands-on workbook on coping with anxiety, chock-full of ideas that are easy to understand and implement."
The new edition of Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain, 2nd Edition will be ready to ship on June 11, 2021.
In this new second edition, the authors have carefully developed and improved every chapter.
Packed with useful advice, tips, strategies, and positive reinforcement, the book empowers readers to become their own informed pain self-managers.
Highlights of the changes to this edition:
- An updated and scientifically sound discussion of pain in Chapter 1 that gives readers the information they need to best manage their personal pain.
- An updated resources chapter with a useful emphasis on how to find and judge online resources.
- New more in-depth coverage of mental health issues related to pain, including depression, anger, fear, guilt, stress, and memory problems.
- An all-new chapter, Organizing and Pacing Your Life for Pain Self-Management and Safety that includes thorough, well-illustrated information on using assistive technology.
- Completely rewritten exercise chapters with clearer illustrations to help readers build their own exercise program, step-by-step. This chapter also discusses taking advantage of exercise opportunities in the community.
- An updated communication chapter to assist readers as they navigate through the health care system, featuring helpful tips on remote communication as well as in-person visits.
- Another all-new chapter, Managing Pain During Employment and Unemployment, sensitively addresses the issues connected with experiencing pain in the workplace.
- Two completely updated chapters on weight management and nutrition that discuss the relationship between pain and nutrition and reflect current government standards and the most recent research.
The Moving Easy Program audio is included with the book.
Proven Tools for Remote Learners
The Chronic Pain Self-Management Tool Kit includes the following materials and is priced at $38.36 each:
Frequently asked questions about Self-Management Tool Kits for the Chronic Disease, Diabetes, and Pain
Q: What is a Tool Kit?
A: Tool kits can be used by individuals or in conjunction with Self-Management Resource Center programs that are supplemented with small group (3-5 people) in six weekly phone calls.
The mailed Chronic Diesease Self-Management Tool Kit has been approved by the Administration of Community Living as an Evidence Based Program. The other tools kits were created as a response to the pandemic and are currently under study.
If you are an organization wishing to use the Toolkits as part of a Self-Management Resource Center Program and have questions write SMRC@selfmanagementresource.com.
Q: What is in a Tool Kit?
A: Learn more about the parts of the Self Management Tool Kits.
Q: Are the Tool Kits available in different languages?
A: The Chronic Disease Self-Management Tool Kit is available in Spanish.
The Diabetes Self-Management Tool Kit is also available in Spanish.
Q: Can you ship a kit to an individual participant?
A: We can ship everything directly to you or your organization via FedEx Ground.
Or, we can ship complete kits to individual participants. If this is what you require, email us a spreadsheet with names and address. We will send them via US media mail to be delivered in 7-10 business days. Please download our spreadsheet to ensure the names are in a format we can use.
Unfortunately costs prohibit us shipping to individual participants in Canada.
Q: I already ordered books, can I order materials separately to create tool kits?
A: If your organization has a supply of some materials, such as books or relaxation CDs, you can purchase the remaining products using this form - https://www.bullpub.com/
Q: Are these Tool Kits appropriate for the Diabetes or Pain Self-Management course?
A: The Tool Kit specifically designed for the Diabetes Self-Management course is now available.
The Tool Kit for the Pain Self-Management course is available.
Q: Some participants don't have CD players?
A: If you are interested in digital (MP3) options for books and CDs, please email email@example.com with your questions.
We are excited to be publishing The Last Things We Talk About by Elizabeth Boatwright, DMin, BCC-PCHAC, CFP®.
The Last Things We Talk About gives readers and their loved ones the opportunity as death approaches to affirm, celebrate, and remember the people and experiences they cherish in life.
The author guides readers step-by-step through the process of making aging and death-related decisions. This includes defining personal values and wishes as well as planning for practical medical, financial, and legal considerations.
This book will help readers:
- Identify the people, experiences, and things that are important to them and help define and celebrate what gives life meaning and purpose
- Discover and define their goals and wishes regarding transitions, support, and the legacy they wish to leave behind
- Understand important topics such as legal, financial, and medical documents, the continuum of care, and end-of-life decisions
- Find professionals to help them put together inventories for financial, legal, and practical matters
- Explore options and plan for culturally and spiritually sensitive end-of-life rituals and celebrations
- Learn what needs to be done after death and how survivors can begin to piece their lives back together
The Financially Mindful Podcast - Episode Description
In this episode of The Financially Mindful Podcast, Reverend Libby Boatwright, Palliative and Outpatient Chaplain for Stanford Health Care and author of The Last Things We Talk About, shares her wealth of experience in end of life and legacy planning, touching on advanced directives, inventories, and legacy conversations. What is end of life planning? Where do I start? How can I help my family prepare financially for end of life?
These questions and more are answered in this episode of The Financially Mindful Podcast.
Dan is Founder and CEO of CanopyLife, a platform committed to building families’ financial resilience to deal with major life events. Dan founded CanopyLife after experiencing the financial and emotional cost of losing his dad to cancer, and wanting to help families avoid the same pitfalls. A Kellogg School of Management grad, Dan previously led new product development at Capital One and has nearly a decade of experience working in product development at startups focused on consumer, fintech and insurtech. In a prior life, Dan was a consultant at BCG and worked in Equities for Goldman Sachs and ABNAMRO.
Jim Grace is the Director of Wealth Management at Silver Pine Capital in Medfield, Massachusetts. Jim has more than a decade of experience in the financial services industry, leading Silver Pine’s financial planning and broader wealth management service offering. He has worked for MetLife and has managed for First Niagara (LPL Financial) and United Northeast Financial Advisors (Infinex Investments). He is father to two children.
About our Guest: Rev. Libby Boatwright is Chaplain for Outpatient Oncology Palliative Medicine for Stanford Health Care in Palo Alto, California. With a financial planning certification, Dr. Boatwright desires to be a catalyst for fiscally responsible and sustainable change in care systems involving community, medical, and spiritual centers. She is the author of The Last Things We Talk About: Your Guide to End of Life Transitions, an upcoming book about figuring out what brings you meaning and purpose and how to plot a fiscally feasible path to get there.
Insight from this episode:Dr. Boatwright’s expert advice and recommendations for end of life planning, from the legal and practical to emotional and spiritual. Strategies to starting the end of life planning conversation with loved ones and deciding on the most appropriate plan.How to “have your house in order” and prepare for end of life and legacy planning before it is too late. Details on what needs to be taken care of first in the case of an unexpected medical event.
Kate Lorig, DrPH