David Dosa Making the Rounds with Oscar

ISBN 13: 9780755318124

Making the Rounds with Oscar

4 avg rating
( 5,630 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780755318124: Making the Rounds with Oscar
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Oscar the cat lives on the third floor of a nursing home in Rhode Island, USA. At first glance Oscar doesn't seem special. He's plain to look at. He's aloof. Like most cats, he's partial to treats and catnip. But in the summer of 2007 Oscar made headlines around the world. So what's so unusual about Oscar? He knows when the hospice patients are going to die. Dr Dosa's job is to respond to people's medical needs, treat them for their ailments and communicate with their families. Oscar takes care of the rest. He is a steady companion as patients descend into death. He is with them when they die. And, because of him, they don't die alone. Can a cat really predict death? Is he smelling something or responding to behavioural clues? Is he helping guide souls to heaven? Oscar's warm and profound story - of his uncanny ability to see death coming, of his steadfast and non-judgmental commitment to sit with patients as they die, of his quiet compassion - is a metaphor for what is important at the end of life.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Dr David Dosa is a geriatrician in Rhode Island and an assistant professor of medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr Dosa has published in scientific peer-reviewed literature in the areas of nursing home quality improvement, delirium and end of life care. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and two children.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780755318117: [Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat (Large Print)][Dosa,

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0755318110 ISBN 13:  9780755318117
Publisher: Headline Review, 2010
Hardcover

9780755318131: Making the Rounds with Oscar: The Inspirational Story of a Doctor, His Patients and a Very Special Cat

Headli..., 2011
Softcover

9781408491225: Making the Rounds with Oscar

Chivers, 2010
Hardcover

9781408491232: Making the Rounds with Oscar

Camden, 2011
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

David Dosa, Dr
ISBN 10: 0755318129 ISBN 13: 9780755318124
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR001853347

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 1.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.80
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

David Dosa, Dr
Published by Headline Review (2010)
ISBN 10: 0755318129 ISBN 13: 9780755318124
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
PreLoved ltd
(AYLESBURY, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Headline Review, 2010. Paperback. Condition: Used; Acceptable. We are committed to providing each customer with the highest standard of customer service. All books are picked, packed and dispatched from the United Kingdom. Seller Inventory # PH2781993

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 1.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.20
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Dosa, David
Published by Headline Review
ISBN 10: 0755318129 ISBN 13: 9780755318124
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks
(Auburn, WA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Headline Review. Paperback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0755318129I5N00

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 6.43
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Dosa, David:
Published by Review, (2010)
ISBN 10: 0755318129 ISBN 13: 9780755318124
Used Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Antiquariat Buchhandel Daniel Viertel
(Limburg an der Lahn, HE, Germany)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Review, 2010. Condition: Gut. Auflage: Trade Paperback.. 248 Seiten in gutem Zustand C9637 ISBN 9780755318124 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 320 23,2 x 15,2 x 2,2 cm, Taschenbuch. Seller Inventory # 2187737

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 2.65
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.63
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

David Dosa, Dr
ISBN 10: 0755318129 ISBN 13: 9780755318124
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Electric Chicken
(Goring-By-Sea, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # FPS0755318129VG

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 3.60
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.22
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

David Dosa
Published by Review / Headline, Australia (2010)
ISBN 10: 0755318129 ISBN 13: 9780755318124
Used Trade Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
leura books of bowral
(Bowral, NSW, Australia)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Review / Headline, Australia, 2010. Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The extraordinary -- and true -- story of a cat with a remarkable giftIn the summer of 2007 Oscar the cat made headlines around the world. Why? Because he knows when the patients in the Rhode Island hospice where he lives are going to die. Oscar curls up on their beds, keeps them company and enables the families to be with their loved ones at the end. Dr David Dosa's job is to respond to people's medical needs, treat them for their ailments and communicate with their families. Oscar takes care of the rest. He is a steady companion and, because of him, patients don't die alone. Can a cat really predict death? Is he smelling something or responding to behavioural clues? Is he helping guide souls to heaven? Oscar's warm and profound story is heartfelt, sometimes even funny, but always inspiring. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9780755318124. Inventory No: 238250. Seller Inventory # 238250

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 13.83
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 20.00
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Dosa, David.
Published by Headline Review, London (2010)
ISBN 10: 0755318129 ISBN 13: 9780755318124
Used Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BOOKHOME AUSTRALIAN INTERNET BOOKSHOP
(Annandale Sydney, Australia)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Headline Review, London, 2010. Reprint ed.. Paperback trade, very good condition, tiny scuff top spine, pages lightly toned, corners front cover little creased, minor edgewear. 248 pp. This is the true story of a very special cat named Oscar, and the author who is a doctor at Steer House Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre on Rhode Island. Oscar sits with and comforts the patients, and can sense when they are ready to die, which enables staff to let the families know that the end is close. The author's story is warm and sometimes funny, and it is a true insight into a world rarely seen from the outside. Seller Inventory # 29027

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 11.21
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 28.50
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

David Dosa
Published by Headline Review (2010)
ISBN 10: 0755318129 ISBN 13: 9780755318124
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Headline Review, 2010. Paperback. Condition: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0755318129

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 87.17
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds