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The soul of care : the moral education of a husband and a doctor / Arthur Kleinman.

Kleinman, Arthur, (author.).
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  • 3 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 362.1 KLE (Text) 33187004607616 Nonfiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 921 Kleinman (Text) 31208913138410 new non-fiction Checked out 11/29/2019
South Whitley Comm. PL - South Whitley 921 KLEINMAN ARTHUR (Text) 30402004743144 NEW NON-FICTION Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 362.1 KLEINMAN (Text) 33946003569741 New Books . 2nd Floor Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780525559320
  • ISBN: 0525559329
  • Physical Description: 262 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, 2019.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-626).
Summary, etc.:
"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 humane 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, and at the heart of our professional and family relationships. The practice of caregiving teaches us what is most important in life."--Page [2] of cover.
Subject: Social medicine.
Medical ethics.
Ethics, Medical.
Social Medicine.

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