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Starred review from Library Journal for The Last Things We Talk About: Your Guide to End of Life Transitions

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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."

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The full review is now available on the Library Journal website

Changes to the new 2nd Edition of Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain

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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. 

 

Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain

 

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. 

 

Questions?

If you have questions about the new edition, sign up for a newsletter for updates or email Emily (emily@bullpub.com) for more information.

Self-Management Tool Kits

Self-Management Tool Kits

Proven Tools for Remote Learners

Bull Publishing offers chronic disease, diabetes and chronic pain tool kits for participants who are at home. Below are the details for each.
 
 

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Tool Kit includes the following materials and is priced at $46.36 each. It is also available in Spanish.

 
 
 
 
 
 

The Diabetes Self-Management Tool Kit includes the following matierals and is priced at $39.96 each. A Spanish Diabetes Tool Kit is also available.

 
 
 
 
 
 

The Chronic Pain Self-Management Tool Kit includes the following materials and is priced at $38.36 each:

 
 
 
 
 
If your organization has a supply of some materials, such as the book or relaxation CD, you can purchase the remaining products using this form - https://www.bullpub.com/cdsmp-tool-kit-order-form.html.
 
If you are interested in digital (MP3) options for books and CDs, please email Emily@bullpub.com with questions.
 

Shipping 

We can ship everything directly to you. 
 
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. 
 
 
Cost prohibits us from shipping kits to individual participants in Canada. 
 

Questions?

Please feel free to email Emily - emily@bullpub.com - with any questions or to place an order.
 

 

Self-Management Tool Kits - Frequently Ask Questions

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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/cdsmp-tool-kit-order-form.html


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 emily@bullpub.com with your questions.

Q&A: She teaches people with serious diseases how to help themselves

The Jewish News of Northern California interviewed our author Kate Lorig: 

Q&A: She teaches people with serious diseases how to help themselves

 

  • Excerpt: 

    J: It seems as if the self-management programs have grown organically from the first one you created at Stanford. What is the key to their success?

    Kate Lorig: People that attend like it and feel that they benefit, and we have pretty solid scientific evidence that these programs actually help people … and reduce health care costs. The programs can be given where people work and play in the community — from senior centers to park and recreation facilities.

 

Lorig and her co-authors have just published the new edition of Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions. Learn about the changes to the new edition

Changes to the new 5th Edition of Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions

The new edition of Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions is now ready to ship.

 

Changes in brief:

  • - Every chapter has been completely revised, updated, and carefully edited, often with the help of content specialists when required.

  • - Canadian content is now integrated throughout the book, eliminating the need for separate books. A change in format indicates content that is of particular interest to the Canadian audience.

  • - The book is accompanied by an all-new, topically-organized collection of further readings, useful websites, and other helpful resources organized by topic. The resources list is online at www.bullpub.com/resources.

 

 

 

 

 

Highlights of the changes to this edition: 

Chapter 1: Self-Management: What Is It and How Can You Do It?

  • - New Chronic Conditions Self-Test at the end of Chapter 1 helps readers identify their personal concerns and understand how best to apply the concepts in the book to their own lives.

Chapter 3: Finding Resources

  • - Updated content on using online resources to find the most reliable information.

Chapter 4: Understanding and Managing Common Conditions

  • - All-new Chapter 4 provides essential information about living with and managing the most common chronic illnesses such as lung disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and arthritis because across chronic conditions, self-management skills are more common than different. (In previous editions, these discussions were in separate chapters near the end of the book.)

Chapter 5: Understanding and Managing Common Symptoms and Emotions

  • - A new discussion at the end of Chapter 5 on the use and misuse of opioids by Beth Darnall, PhD, includes information about reducing use and tapering opioid medications.

Chapter 9: Freedom and Safety

  • - This new chapter on adaptive devices and creating a safe environment includes practical information about good body mechanics, exercises to reduce injury risks, modifying your home and surroundings, and using assistive technology to make activities easier and safer.

Chapter 10: Healthy Eating

  • - Completely revised and updated, this chapter now includes two helpful appendixes: Healthy Eating Plans for 1,600 and 2,000 Calories, and Food Groups for Meal Planning.

Chapter 13: Managing Your Treatment Decisions and Medications

  • - Now combines two topics that were addressed in separate chapters in past editions: treatment decisions and medications.

Chapter 14: Managing Diabetes

  • - Completely updated by expert contributors from both the US and Canada to reflect current information on monitoring blood glucose, healthy eating, and resources for people with diabetes.

Chapter 15: Working and Living with Chronic Conditions

  • - This new chapters covers work / life balance and managing work, as well as work issues relating to communication, physical activity, and eating well.


Other important things to note: 

  • - You will have an entire year to use the 4th edition books you may already have. Don’t worry about needing to upgrade immediately.
  • - If you have questions about the new edition, sign up for a newsletter for updates or email Emily (emily@bullpub.com) for more information.

Announcing the new edition of Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions

Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, 5th Edition

The new edition of Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions is coming in January 2020.

Every chapter in the new edition is completely revised and updated, many with the help of content specialists. There is also a new self-test for readers to help them understand how to best apply the concepts in the book to their own lives.

Important things to note about the new edition: 

  • - You will have an entire year to use the 4th edition books you may already have. Don’t worry about needing to upgrade immediately.
  • - The Canadian and U.S. editions will be combined into one book. This was done in consultation with experts from both countries. There will no longer be a need to order separate versions.
  • - If you would like to pre-order, please contact Emily (emily@bullpub.com) for information.
Do you have questions about the new edition? Sign up for a newsletter for updates or email Emily (emily@bullpub.com) for more information.

Overcoming Vertigo: Colorado Doctor Carol Foster Publishes How To Book

Dr. Carol Foster

CBS4 health correspondent in Denver, Kathy Walsh, recently ran a segment on our newest book, OVERCOMING POSITIONAL VERTIGO.

The book is available to order now!

We offer free shipping on 1-2 copies and 20% on all orders through our website. 

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, or BPPV, is the medical term for dizziness caused by loose crystals in the inner ear. It affects more than eight million people in the United States alone.

Carol A. Foster, an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine, developed a maneuver that allows sufferers to treat their own symptoms.

Her YouTube video demonstrating the Half Somersault maneuver has been viewed over five million times.

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