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Final Conversations by Maureen P. Keeley

Title Final Conversations
Author Maureen P. Keeley
Publisher Vanderwyk & Burnham
Release Date 2007
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 234
ISBN PSU:000060920706
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When asked, most people want an opportunity to talk with a loved one at least one more time before it's too late. Authors Keeley and Yingling have brought trained ears to the stories of the "experienced living," people who have engaged in final conversations with loved ones-and who have been so glad they did.

Title What If Our World Is Their Heaven
Author Gwen Lee
Publisher ABRAMS
Release Date 2002-12-31
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 204
ISBN 9781468302288
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Interviews with the genius behind The Man in the High Castle and countless other science fiction classics. In the field of science fiction, Philip K. Dick is unparalleled. His novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? became the classic film Blade Runner. His short story “The Minority Report” was adapted for the screen by Steven Spielberg. The Man in the High Castle has become a hit series on Amazon, and those titles represent only a small fraction of his work. In November 1982, six months before the author’s untimely death, journalist Gwen Lee recorded the first of several in-depth discussions with Philip K. Dick that continued over the course of the next three months. This transcription is a fascinating read for anyone interested in the field of science fiction. “These transcripts bring fresh insights—notably, into the imaginative biotech plot line of the unwritten The Owl in Daylight . . . Dick also discusses music, writing, philosophers and his 1974–1975 mystical visions, when the revelation of his son’s undiagnosed birth defect—‘down to anatomical details’—saved the child’s life . . . Fans will rejoice.” —Publishers Weekly

Communication As Comfort by Sandra L. Ragan

Title Communication as Comfort
Author Sandra L. Ragan
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2008-05-15
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 184
ISBN 9781135597535
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This exceptional work explores the complexities of communication at one of the most critical stages of the life experience--during advanced, serious illness and at the end of life. Challenging the predominantly biomedical model that informs much communication between seriously ill and/or dying patients and their physicians, caregivers, and families, Sandra L. Ragan, Elaine M. Wittenberg-Lyles, Joy Goldsmith, and Sandra Sanchez-Reilly pose palliative care--medical care designed to comfort rather than to cure patients--as an antidote to the experience of most Americans at the most vulnerable juncture of their lives. With an author team comprised of three health communication scholars and one physician certified in geriatrics and palliative medicine, this volume integrates the medical literature on palliative care with that of health communication researchers who advocate a biopsychosocial approach to health care. Applying communication theories and insights to illuminate problems and to explain their complexities, the authors advocate a patient-centered approach to care that recognizes and seeks to lessen patients’ suffering and the many types of pain they may experience (physical, psychological, social, and spiritual) during life-threatening illness.

Title Conversations with Gus Van Sant
Author Mario Falsetto
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date 2015-03-12
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 204
ISBN 9781442247673
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Gus Van Sant is an award-winning film director who has also overseen some significant commercial features, such as Good Will Hunting, as well as the critically acclaimed independents, such as Drugstore Cowboy and My Own Private Idaho. This book contains a critical overview of Van Sant’s work and interviews with Van Sant about all of his film projects, from his first film, Mala Noche (1985) to his most recent, Promised Land (2012), as well as his work on the Showtime series, Boss (with Kelsey Grammer).

Title Lessons for the Living from the Dying
Author Lois Rabey
Publisher RosettaBooks
Release Date 2017-03-07
Category Family & Relationships
Total Pages 48
ISBN 9781629219837
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Sometimes, the greatest gifts we give are the ones we give at the end. This inspiring, gripping book is packed with end-of-life giftswords of wisdom and lessons learned from people in their final days. In each chapter, we hear from a hospice worker who has spent hundreds of hours with the dying, listening to their stories, assisting their loved ones, and absorbing the hard, hopeful, and helpful truths about life that become most clear when death is near. In Lessons for the Living from the Dying, these workers pass those truths to us and invite us to live richer, better lives by drawing on the wisdom of those who have journeyed on.

Conversations With An Angel by Randy Schuneman

Title Conversations with an Angel
Author Randy Schuneman
Publisher WestBow Press
Release Date 2012-02
Category Religion
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781449738761
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Can you imagine being able to sit down with an angel in order to talk about the issues of life that really matter? Conversations with an Angel is a father's recounting of conversations he had with his daughter over her thirty-two years. Her miraculous healing from childhood cancer, her career as a pediatric oncology nurse, and her brave battle against terminal cancer are only a few of the topics that were discussed. You will laugh and you will cry as you read the story of a life well-lived.

Conversations On Purpose For Women by Katherine Brazelton

Title Conversations on Purpose for Women
Author Katherine Brazelton
Publisher Zondervan
Release Date 2009-05-26
Category Religion
Total Pages 144
ISBN 0310317002
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Delve deeper with a Purpose Partner into God’s unique purposes for your life. Conversations on Purpose for Women helps you connect the dots between living amidst the details of your life and living God’s purposes for your life. Filled with ten life-changing appointments, this companion workbook to the Pathways series helps you and a Purpose Partner coach each other along God’s pathway to purpose. A powerful and encouraging tool for personal growth, this guide will help you along your journey toward purpose-filled living. IDEAL FOR USE WITH PATHWAY FOR PURPOSE FOR WOMEN AND PRAYING FOR PURPOSE FOR WOMEN

Title A Conversation with God for Women
Author Marcia Ford
Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc
Release Date 2011-03-15
Category Religion
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780785231790
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A front row seat to a fascinating conversation with God, Jesus, and other biblical characters answering important questions women have regarding life and faith. A Conversation with God for Women allows readers a one-on-one dialogue with God, his son Jesus, and other important women and men from the Bible as they respond to questions and concerns relevant to the Christian faith. The questions, in some cases challenging, address the issues and tensions specifically felt by women. Each answer, designed for both believers and seekers, is based on Scripture and written with the warmth and intimacy of a Heavenly Father relating to His child. Topics covered: existence and nature of God Jesus, Virgin birth of God's only Son authenticity of Scripture meaning in and unique challenges of a woman's life power and purpose of prayer importance, realities, and struggles of relationships coexistence of good and evil

Embodying Integration by Megan Anna Neff

Title Embodying Integration
Author Megan Anna Neff
Publisher InterVarsity Press
Release Date 2020-03-31
Category Psychology
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780830831883
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Representing two generations of counselor education and practice, Megan Anna Neff and Mark McMinn provide practitioners with a fresh look at integration in a postmodern world. Modeling how to engage hard questions, they consider how different theological views, gendered perspectives, and cultures integrate with psychology and counseling.

Title The Major Phases of Philip Roth
Author David Gooblar
Publisher A&C Black
Release Date 2011-06-30
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9781441103116
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An excellent account and reflection on each diverse stage of Philip Roth's 50-year career.

The Last Wife by Karen Hamilton

Title The Last Wife
Author Karen Hamilton
Publisher Harlequin
Release Date 2020-07-07
Category Fiction
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9781488034978
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the internationally bestselling author of The Perfect Girlfriend. Two women. A dying wish. And a web of lies that will bring their world crashing down. Two women. A dying wish. And a web of lies that will bring their world crashing down. Nina and Marie were best friends—until Nina was diagnosed with a terminal illness. Before she died, Nina asked Marie to fulfill her final wishes. But her mistake was in thinking Marie was someone she could trust. What Nina didn’t know was that Marie always wanted her beautiful life, and that Marie has an agenda of her own. She’ll do anything to get what she wants. Marie thinks she can keep her promise to her friend’s family on her own terms. But what she doesn’t know is that Nina was hiding explosive secrets of her own…

To The Last Breath by Carlton Stowers

Title To The Last Breath
Author Carlton Stowers
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Release Date 1999-04-15
Category True Crime
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781429935937
Language English, Spanish, and French
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On January 22, 1994, two-year old Renee Goode played happily with her sisters and cousin, as the four of them enjoyed an impromptu "slumber party" at the home of her father, Shane Goode. The next day she was dead. The local medical examiner could not determine the cause of little Renee's death. But her mother Annette and grandmother Sharon were convinced she'd been murdered--and that they knew the identity of Renee's killer: her handsome father, Shane Goode, a manipulative, emotionally abusive man who displayed virtually no interest in Renee--until he took out a $50,000 insurance policy on her life. With the help of a courageous female police investigator and Assistant DA, Sharon launched a case against Shane and had Renee's tiny coffin, lovingly filled with her favorite stuffed animals, exhumed from its final resting place. And her small corpse revealed what her grandmother had suspected all along: cold, calculating Shane Goode had murdered his own daughter to cash in on her death. To the Last Breath is the winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime.

Title User Stories Applied
Author Mike Cohn
Publisher Addison-Wesley Professional
Release Date 2004
Category Computers
Total Pages 268
ISBN 0321205685
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Offers a requirements process that saves time, eliminates rework, and leads directly to better software. A great way to build software that meets users' needs is to begin with 'user stories': simple, clear, brief descriptions of functionality that will be valuable to real users. ... [the author] provides you with a front-to-back blueprint for writing these user stories and weaving them into your development lifecycle. You'll learn what makes a great user story, and what makes a bad one. You'll discover practical ways to gather user stories, even when you can't speak with your users. Then, once you've compiled your user stories, [the author] shows how to organize them, prioritize them, and use them for planning, management, and testing"--Back cover.

Becoming Whole And Holy by Jeannine K. Brown

Title Becoming Whole and Holy
Author Jeannine K. Brown
Publisher Baker Academic
Release Date 2011-02-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 214
ISBN 9781441214430
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How does Christian formation happen and what are its moral implications? This book brings into conversation three disciplines that are crucial for Christian formation--social science, biblical studies/hermeneutics, and ethics--to present a cohesive, dynamic vision of human wholeness and spiritual holiness. The authors weave together insights from their respective fields to address the relationship between personal and communal formation, moral development, and the interpretation of Scripture. Revealing the process as well as the fruits of interdisciplinary dialogue, this book offers a fresh approach to understanding human formation. The final chapter, a case study on immigration, demonstrates the authors' integrative method.

Early Childhood Education by Cathy Nutbrown

Title Early Childhood Education
Author Cathy Nutbrown
Publisher SAGE
Release Date 2014-01-08
Category Education
Total Pages 216
ISBN 9781446297896
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This accessible introduction to the history of early childhood education emphasises the role of history and philosophy in early childhood practice today. Firmly grounded in current policy from across the UK, the text features a series of imagined conversations with key figures and pioneers, which exemplify various philosophical positions in early childhood. This second edition has been fully updated and revised in line with recent policy changes, and contains new and updated biographies of key pioneers as well as three brand new conversations with historical figures. The book is useful for a range of students of Early Childhood Education or History of Education, from first year undergraduates to PhD students. It will also be incredibly valuable to Early Years trainee teachers, practitioners and policy makers.

Opening The Door To Coaching Conversations by Linda M. Gross Cheliotes

Title Opening the Door to Coaching Conversations
Author Linda M. Gross Cheliotes
Publisher Corwin Press
Release Date 2012-05-16
Category Education
Total Pages 184
ISBN 9781452279480
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What does coach leadership look like in action? Effective leaders help others learn to resolve issues. This companion and follow-up book to Coaching Conversations brings the coaching style of leadership to life with stories of real people, facing real problems, who use coaching skills to empower their staff. Each chapter deals with a challenging leadership area and includes space for personal reflection, questions, and next steps. Topics covered include: Core values Building trust and community High expectations School turnaround Garnering genuine buy-in Difficult conversations Accountability Balancing personal and professional commitments

Being Present by Marjorie Schaffer

Title Being Present
Author Marjorie Schaffer
Publisher Sigma Theta Tau
Release Date 2009
Category Medical
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781930538825
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Real-life nurse stories discuss appropriate for nurses in practice and use as a textbook. end-of-life communication experiences, an ethical practice question, and best evidence for end-of-life discussion in nursing practice. Questions for reflection and continued discussion are at the end of each chapter. Chapters include Knowing What to Say and When to Say It, Responding to Patient and Family Wishes and Hopes, Responding to Conflict, Advocating: When Nurses Need to Take Action, Responding to Cultural Needs in End-of-Life Care, Challenges in End-of-Life Communication.

Title Methods for Mining and Summarizing Text Conversations
Author Giuseppe Carenini​‌
Publisher Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Release Date 2011-07-07
Category Computers
Total Pages 130
ISBN 9781608453917
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Due to the Internet Revolution, human conversational data -- in written forms -- are accumulating at a phenomenal rate. At the same time, improvements in speech technology enable many spoken conversations to be transcribed. Individuals and organizations engage in email exchanges, face-to-face meetings, blogging, texting and other social media activities. The advances in natural language processing provide ample opportunities for these "informal documents" to be analyzed and mined, thus creating numerous new and valuable applications. This book presents a set of computational methods to extract information from conversational data, and to provide natural language summaries of the data. The book begins with an overview of basic concepts, such as the differences between extractive and abstractive summaries, and metrics for evaluating the effectiveness of summarization and various extraction tasks. It also describes some of the benchmark corpora used in the literature. The book introduces extraction and mining methods for performing subjectivity and sentiment detection, topic segmentation and modeling, and the extraction of conversational structure. It also describes frameworks for conducting dialogue act recognition, decision and action item detection, and extraction of thread structure. There is a specific focus on performing all these tasks on conversational data, such as meeting transcripts (which exemplify synchronous conversations) and emails (which exemplify asynchronous conversations). Very recent approaches to deal with blogs, discussion forums and microblogs (e.g., Twitter) are also discussed. The second half of this book focuses on natural language summarization of conversational data. It gives an overview of several extractive and abstractive summarizers developed for emails, meetings, blogs and forums. It also describes attempts for building multi-modal summarizers. Last but not least, the book concludes with thoughts on topics for further development. Table of Contents: Introduction / Background: Corpora and Evaluation Methods / Mining Text Conversations / Summarizing Text Conversations / Conclusions / Final Thoughts