The Soul of Care

Author: Arthur Kleinman

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014199245X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 2371


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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Chaplaincy and the Soul of Health and Social Care

Author: Ewan Kelly,John Swinton

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 178450498X

Category: Religion

Page: 368

View: 2028


Gathering together thoughts and visions of experienced practitioners, academics, educators and strategic leaders from around the world, this edited volume sheds light on the nature of chaplaincy and its role and significance within ever-changing contemporary healthcare systems. A wide range of issues central to spiritual care delivery are covered, including reflections on what it feels like to be cared for by a chaplain through illness; the nature of chaplaincy as a profession; and how chaplains can engage with healthcare institutions in ways that have integrity yet are also deeply spiritual. The focus throughout is that chaplaincy should not only be guidance for people in distress, as a form of crisis intervention, but is rather about helping to promote wellbeing and enhance people's quality of life. Where specialisms tend to fragment systems and individuals, this book seeks to show that true health and wellbeing can only be found through a holistic approach, and shows how chaplaincy can bring this to the table. This book is for anyone who recognises the centrality of spirituality for wellbeing, and wishes to see what that might look like in practice.

Proximity, Levinas, and the Soul of Law

Author: Desmond Manderson

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 077353041X

Category: Law

Page: 267

View: 1699


Without compromising the integrity of either Levinas' poetic evocations of our spirit or the law's dense descriptions of our society, Manderson brings the two into constructive dialogue. For the student of Levinas, the author offers an understanding of the implications and difficulties involved in applying ethics to law - major issues in continental philosophy. For the student of law, he provides a powerful framework through which to reconceptualize duty of care, the law of negligence, and the nature of legal judgment itself - major issues in legal theory.