The Soul of Care

Author: Arthur Kleinman

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014199245X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 9270


The moving memoir of a doctor who became a family caregiver and learned why care is so central to all our lives 'Beautiful and deeply moving. A truly extraordinary work that will change how we think about our lives and the society we live in' Michael Puett, author of The Path When Dr Arthur Kleinman, an eminent Harvard psychiatrist and social anthropologist, began caring for his wife, Joan, after she was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, he found just how far the act of caregiving extended beyond the boundaries of medicine. In The Soul of Care, he delivers a deeply inspiring story about what it means to grapple with illness from both sides, as an experienced doctor and a loving husband. Caregiving is long, hard, unglamorous work - at moments joyous, more often tedious, sometimes agonizing, but always rich in meaning. Describing the practical, emotional and moral aspects of caring, Kleinman explores how we must ask uncomfortable questions of ourselves and of our doctors. Poignant and honest, The Soul of Care is an uplifting story about what really matters in our lives.

The Soul of the Caring Nurse

Author: Linda Gambee Henry,James Douglas Henry

Publisher: Amer Nurses Assn

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 135

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The Soul of Care

Author: Arthur Kleinman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525559345

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 273

View: 407


A moving memoir and an extraordinary love story that shows how an expert physician became a family caregiver and learned why care is so central to all our lives and yet is at risk in today's world. When Dr. Arthur Kleinman, an eminent Harvard psychiatrist and social anthropologist, began caring for his wife, Joan, after she was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, he found just how far the act of caregiving extended beyond the boundaries of medicine. In The Soul of Care: The Moral Education of a Husband and a Doctor, Kleinman delivers a deeply human and inspiring story of his life in medicine and his marriage to Joan, and he describes the practical, emotional and moral aspects of caretaking. He also writes about the problems our society faces as medical technology advances and the cost of health care soars but caring for patients no longer seems important. Caregiving is long, hard, unglamorous work--at moments joyous, more often tedious, sometimes agonizing, but it is always rich in meaning. In the face of our current political indifference and the challenge to the health care system, he emphasizes how we must ask uncomfortable questions of ourselves, and of our doctors. To give care, to be "present" for someone who needs us, and to feel and show kindness are deep emotional and moral experiences, enactments of our core values. The practice of caregiving teaches us what is most important in life, and reveals the very heart of what it is to be human.

Proximity, Levinas, and the Soul of Law

Author: Desmond Manderson

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 077353041X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 279

View: 715


The relationship between tort law jurisprudence and the ethics and phenomenology of Emmanuel Levinas.

The Philosophy and Politics of Czech Dissidence from Patocka to Havel

Author: Aviezer Tucker

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 0822972131

Category: History

Page: 295

View: 2908


A critical study of the philosophy and political practice of the Czech dissident movement Charter 77. Aviezer Tucker examines how the political philosophy of Jan Patocka (1907-1977), founder of Charter 77, influenced the thinking and political leadership of Vaclav Havel as dissident and president. Presents the first serious treatment of Havel as philosopher and Patocka as a political thinker. Through the Charter 77 dissident movement in Czechoslovakia, opponents of communism based their civil struggle for human rights on philosophic foundations, and members of the Charter 77 later led the Velvet Revolution. After Patocka's self-sacrifice in 1977, Vaclav Havel emerged a strong philosophical and political force, and he continued to apply Patocka's philosophy in order to understand the human condition under late communism and the meaning of dissidence. However, the political/philosophical orientation of the Charter 77 movement failed to provide President Havel with an adequate basis for comprehending and responding to the extraordinary political and economic problems of the postcommunist period. In his discussion of Havel's presidency and the eventual corruption of the Velvet Revolution, Tucker demonstrates that the weaknesses in Charter 77 member's understanding of modernity, which did not matter while they were dissidents, seriously harmed their ability to function in a modern democratic system. Within this context, Tucker also examines Havel's recent attempt to topple the democratic but corrupt government in 1997-1998. The Philosophy and Politics of Czech Dissidence from Patocka to Havel will be of interest to students of philosophy and politics, scholars and students of Slavic studies, and historians, as well as anyone fascinated by the nature of dissidence.

The Soul of Tomorrow's Church

Author: Kent Ira Groff

Publisher: Upper Room

ISBN: 9780835809276

Category: Religion

Page: 188

View: 8155


The goal is to allow the form of Jesus the Christ to take shape in the believer and the believing community. It is to experience the soul of Christ's integrity, passion, and wholeness in these five basic functions of community: worship, administration, education, soul care, and outreach. In varied forms these are the foundational mandates of ministry, vertical threads in the tapestry. Interlaced with these are five horizontal threads, essential spiritual aptitudes that open us for God to restore the soul of ministry. These five -- pray, discernment, faith stories, silence, and hospitality -- reflect the pattern of Christ' life as contemplative threads are woven into active ministry functions. The pattern created is a twill, known for its durability, flexibility, and potential variety of horizontal threads.