The Resource The revised fundamentals of caregiving : a novel, by Jonathan Evison

The revised fundamentals of caregiving : a novel, by Jonathan Evison

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The revised fundamentals of caregiving : a novel
Title
The revised fundamentals of caregiving
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Jonathan Evison
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Benjamin Benjamin has lost virtually everything-his wife, his family, his home, his livelihood. With few options, Ben enrolls in a night class called The Fundamentals of Caregiving in the basement of a local church. There Ben is instructed in the art of inserting catheters and avoiding liability, about professionalism, and how to keep physical and emotional distance between client and provider. But when Ben is assigned to tyrannical nineteen-year-old Trev, in the advanced stages of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, he soon discovers that the endless mnemonics and service plan checklists have done little to prepare him for the reality of caring for a fiercely stubborn, sexually frustrated adolescent with an ax to grind with the world at large. Though begun with mutual misgivings, the relationship between Trev and Ben evolves into a close camaraderie and the traditional boundaries between patient and caregiver begin to blur as they embark on a road trip across the American West to visit Trev's ailing father. A series of must-see roadside attractions sidetrack them into an adventure highlighted by one birth, two arrests, a freakish dust storm, and a six-hundred-mile cat-and-mouse pursuit by a mysterious brown Buick Skylark--Provided by publisher
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Title
The revised fundamentals of caregiving
Creator
Summary
After losing virtually everything meaningful in his life, Benjamin trains to be a caregiver, but his first client, a fiercely independent teen with muscular dystrophy, gives him more than he bargained for and soon the two embark on a road trip to visit the boy's ailing father.
Subject
Genre
Story line
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Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10130019
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3605.V57
LC item number
R48 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
by Jonathan Evison
The revised fundamentals of caregiving : a novel, by Jonathan Evison

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    • Douglas County Libraries, Philip S. MillerBorrow it
      100 S. Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO, 80104, US
      39.3681268 -104.8590461
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      9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO, 80129, US
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