Gray Matter: A Neurosurgeon Discovers the Power of Prayer . . . One Patient at a Time

Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
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A perfect blend of medical drama and spiritual insight, Gray Matter is a fascinating account of Dr. David Levy’s decision to begin asking his patients if he could pray for them before surgery. Some are thrilled. Some are skeptical. Some are hostile, and some are quite literally transformed by the request.
Each chapter focuses on a specific case, opening with a detailed description of the patient’s diagnosis and the procedure that will need to be performed, followed by the prayer “request.” From there, readers get to look over Dr. Levy’s shoulder as he performs the operation, and then we wait—right alongside Dr. Levy, the patients, and their families—to see the final results.
Dr. Levy’s musings on what successful and unsuccessful surgical results imply about God, faith, and the power of prayer are honest and insightful. As we watch him come to his ultimate conclusion that no matter what the results of the procedure are, “God is good,” we cannot help but be truly moved and inspired.
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Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
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Published on
Feb 21, 2011
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Pages
320
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ISBN
9781414351704
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English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Medical
Medical / Surgery / Neurosurgery
Religion / Christian Life / Prayer
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Drawing from over twenty-five years of experience, Levy provides caregivers with a model for effective planning and problem-solving, focusing on the nonclinical aspects of caregiving, which are often neglected by medical professionals:

Caring for young and old victims of disability, illness, and chronic disorders Finding ways to make our healthcare system work Assembling core information about a loved one's life Developing a realistic view of how much care a loved one needs today and may need tomorrow, and understanding that continuum of care Locating resources that can make a difference in making sure a loved one's care-needs are met Finding a good family caregiver support group Overcoming the roadblocks the caregiver's feelings of distress and failure can create Taking a practical approach to that overused phrase "Take care of yourself."

David Levy, JD is a gerontologist and a recognized family caregiver expert. Levy holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence and is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator in family caregiving and a certified Family Conflict Dynamics Profiler. He facilitates weekly family caregiver support groups and counsels family caregivers, both pro bono and privately.

David Levy
Family caregiving expert David Levy sets forth how to evaluate priorities, understand options, and face bedrock issues (legal, financial, emotional, social), so caregivers can make wise and informed decisions for their loved ones, while gaining peace of mind from knowing they did the best they could under the circumstances.

Drawing from over twenty-five years of experience, Levy provides caregivers with a model for effective planning and problem-solving, focusing on the nonclinical aspects of caregiving, which are often neglected by medical professionals:

Caring for young and old victims of disability, illness, and chronic disorders Finding ways to make our healthcare system work Assembling core information about a loved one's life Developing a realistic view of how much care a loved one needs today and may need tomorrow, and understanding that continuum of care Locating resources that can make a difference in making sure a loved one's care-needs are met Finding a good family caregiver support group Overcoming the roadblocks the caregiver's feelings of distress and failure can create Taking a practical approach to that overused phrase "Take care of yourself."

David Levy, JD is a gerontologist and a recognized family caregiver expert. Levy holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence and is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator in family caregiving and a certified Family Conflict Dynamics Profiler. He facilitates weekly family caregiver support groups and counsels family caregivers, both pro bono and privately.

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The 12 revised papers presented together with 1 keynote were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 38 submissions.

The papers of the Second International Conference have been accepted and reviewed in 2015 but could not be presented as there was no conference in 2015 but at the conference in 2016.

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The papers from the First International Conference 2015 were as follows:

The Impact of a Humanlike Communication Medium on The Development of Intimate Human Relationship
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Sex with Robots for Love Free Encounters

The papers from the Second International Conference 2016 were as follows:

Why Not Marry a Robot?
Sex Robots from the Perspective of Machine Ethics
Affective Labor and Technologies of Gender in Wei Yahua’s “Conjugal Happiness in the Arms of Morpheus”
Teletongue: A Lollipop Device For Remote Oral Interaction
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For the Love of Artifice 2: Attachment
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Exploration of Relational Factors and the Likelihood of a Sexual Robotic Experience
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Background
The 3e published in 2011 and has sold 1700 copies (p and e/o) to date. Alongside established copyrights like the Handbook of Diabetes and Textbook of Diabetes, this is one of the cornerstones of our diabetes and endocrinology list.

Commercial rationale
Diabetes is a very fast-moving field. The author has identified several (six) exciting new areas warranting new chapters and is also going to include significantly more clinical cases than before, thus expanding this from a 336pp to a 400pp book. A new edition to publish around mid-2016 makes perfect sense.

Description
Practical Diabetes Care provides hospital staff treating diabetic patients with an easy to navigate, clear and convenient guide covering all aspects in the field.

Convenient, affordable and extremely practical, it offers a wholey clinical approach to diabetes and its treatment. Covering all of the practical aspects of all major aspects of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, it also includes the very latest in clinical research and trial results. Structured in a problem-orientated way, it focuses on the areas of maximum anxiety for health-professionals treating patients with diabetes, for example, hyperglycaemic emergencies, and multiple complications.

Each chapter will contain:

key points summarizing the important ‘take-home’ messages in each chapter several real-life case histories illustrating both best practice and also errors to avoid 3-6 tables ~20 in-text key references (including PubMed PMID reference numbers); 3-5 references for Further Reading, to include NICE/SIGN guideline references where applicable

New to this edition are a host of brand new, cutting edge chapters including:

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Practical Diabetes Care 4E will be the perfect consultation tool for busy doctors in both the acute and clinic setting, especially those in specialist diabetes/endocrinology training due to its clearcut guidance and fully up-to-date guidelines. It will also be useful in the pre and post-hospital environment, thus appropriate for GPs seeing patients presenting with poor glycaemic control and symptoms of diabetes, as well as for A&E, acute admission units, acute wards, outpatient clinics, and specialist community clinics.

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