ICU: Books

ICU: Books

ICU: Books

These books can be borrowed once you have registered at the main library circulation desk.

The cardiac recovery handbook: the complete guide to life after heart attack or heart surgery

Authors: Paul Kligfield, MD, and Michelle D. Seaton

Year: 2004

Location: ICU 13105

The Cardiac Recovery Handbook provides a reassuring resource through the complexities and confusion surrounding heart disease. Here is your complete guide to life after heart attack or heart surgery.

Help me say goodbye: activites for helping kids cope when a special person dies

Author: Janis Silverman

Year: 1999

Location: ICU 13101

An art therapy and activity book for children coping with death. Sensitive exercises address all the questions children may have during this emotional and troubling crisis. Children are encouraged to express in pictures what they are often incapable of expressing in words.

Helping kids cope: when a loved one is sick and preparing to die

Author: Fairview Hospice, Fairview Health Services

Year: 2002

Location: ICU 13097

How do we tell the children?: a step-by-step guide for helping children two to teen cope when someone dies

Authors: Dan Schaefer, PhD, & Christine Lyons

Year: 2001

Location: ICU13109

Schaeffer, a psychologist and former funeral home director, and New York City-based journalist Lyons lucidly and straightforwardly explain how to inform children about the realities of death. They explain what most children can easily understand, what they might need help understanding, and the importance of being up-front. This third edition includes new information on dealing with traumatic death, and while that would seem like a timely addition, the section doesn't fit in too well with the rest of the child-directed content; it includes subsections such as "The Impact of Grief on Business and Management," so the book seems to shift its focus to adults.

How to help children through a parent's serious illness

Authors: Kathleen McCue, MA, CCLS with Ron Bonn

Year: 1994

Location: ICU 13096

This partical handbook prepares parents to address children's fears, with absolute honest and profound empathy.

I miss you: a first look at death

Author: Pat Thomas

Year: 2001

Location: ICU 13100

This reassuring picture book explores the difficult issue of death for young children. Children's feelings and questions about this sensitive subject are looked at in a simple but realistic way. This book helps them to understand their loss and to come to terms with their feelings.

Let's talk about when someone you love is in the hospital

Author: Marianne Johnston

Year: 1997

Location: ICU 13093

Discusses visiting loved ones in the hospital, how to make them feel better, how they look as patients, and the scary feelings one has at such a time

Out and about at the hospital

Authors: Nancy Garhan Attebury, illus. by Zachary Trover

Year: 2006

Location: ICU 13095

Why do people go to the hospital? Where do people go if they have an emergency? Who works at the hospital? What happens if you have to stay at the hospital overnight? Go on a guided tour of a hospital for answers to these questions. See the emergency department, the supply room, and the operating room. Learn about vital signs. then make your own medical chart.

Parenting through crisis: helping kids in times of loss, grief, and change

Author: Barbara Coloroso

Year: 2000

Location: ICU 13108

In this companion to her bestselling Kids are Worth It!, parenting educator Barbara Coloroso shows how parents can help children find a way through grief and sorrow during the difficult times of death, illness, divorce, and other upheavals. She offers concrete, compassionate ideas for supporting children as they navigate the emotional ups and downs that accompany loss, assisting them in developing their own constructive ways of responding to what life hands them.

Pathways to spirituality and healing: embracing life and each other in the face of a serious illness

Authors: Alexa W. Umbreit, MS, RNC, CHTP, and Mark S. Umbreit, PhD

Year: 2002

Location: ICU 13106

In Pathways to spirituality and healing, Alexa and Mark share healing techniques, spiritual wisdom, and a profound lesson for individuals and couples facing a serious illness: healing does not mean curing. It means learning to embrase the moment, achieve spiritual wholeness, and strengthen relationships with those we love.

So you're having heart bypass surgery

Authors: Tracey J.F. Colella, Suzette Turner, Bernard S. Goldman, M.D

Year: 2003

Location: ICU 13107

This book is the ultimate patient guide to bypass surgery. It puts you firmly in the driver’s seat, from preparing for your hospital visit, through the surgery itself, to quicker routes of recovery. Real-life patient stories, extensive self-help sections, and detailed illustrations fully explained both traditional and non-traditional bypass surgery, and a quick-fix glossary and who’s who of medical staff take the mystery out of medicine. Also included are a comprehensive directory to Internet and other resources, a guide to complementary therapies, and a diary to help you keep track of your treatment—and your recovery.

Vous allez avoir un pontage coronarien

Authors: Tracey J.F. Colella, Suzette Turner, Bernard S. Goldman, M.D.

Year: 2003

Location: ICU 1318

Ce livre constitue le guide ultime sur le pontage coronarien au Canada. Il vous permettre d'être aux commandes, depuis la préparation pour la première visite à l'hôpital jusqu'à l'adoption des mesures les plus favorables à votre rétablissement, en passant par l'intervention chirugicale elle-même.

Tear soup: a recipe for healing after loss

Authors: Pat Schwiebert and Chuck DeKlyen, illus. by Taylor Bills

Year: 2005

Location: ICU 13099

Grandy has just suffered a big loss in her life, and so she is cooking up her own unique batch of "tear soup". Tear Soup gives you a glimpse into Grandy's life as she blends different ingredients into her own grief process. Her tear soup will help to bring her comfort and ultimately help to fill the void in her life that was created by her loss.

A teen's guide to coping: when a loved one is sick and preparing to die

Author: Fairview Hospice, Fairview Health Services

Year: 2002

Location: ICU 13098

Disclaimer: This information should not be considered as medical advice. It is not to be used in place of a visit with a doctor, nurse or other healthcare professional. If you have questions about your individual medical situation, please consult

Updated July 12 2011

Page last updated on 

We always seek feedback to make our site better.