The Soul of a Doctor

Harvard Medical Students Face Life and Death


Author: Gordon Harper,Sachin H. Jain,Susan Pories

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616202270

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 236

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True stories of transitioning from medical school classrooms to the realities of the hospital: “Moving, eloquent, and often unforgettable” (Atul Gawande, MD). After years of practice, doctors can sometimes seem aloof, uncaring, and hurried. What goes on in their minds? Were they always like that, or has their work changed them? And how do some physicians manage to retain their warmth and humanity over the course of a long career? This “thoughtful and illuminating” book takes us into the day-to-day lives of third-year medical students at an Ivy League school—just starting out in their profession and dealing with patients face-to-face for the first time (Publishers Weekly). In their own words, more than forty of them reveal what it’s really like to enter this field, having their principles of scientific rigor and idealism tested as they cope with real people and real crises in real time. This doctor’s-eye-view of the dramas—and occasional comedies—of the world of health care offers fascinating insights about clinical medicine and a behind-the-scenes look at a job that can range from repetitive routines to life-and-death decisions at any given moment. These stories “offer a unique vantage on illness, life, and struggle—capturing in vivid glimpses that crucial moment in a doctor’s life when one transitions from outsider to insider” (Atul Gawande, MD, New York Times–bestselling author of Being Mortal). “Thoughtful and illuminating.” —Publishers Weekly

The Soul of Care

The Moral Education of a Husband and a Doctor


Author: Arthur Kleinman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525559337

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 1616

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 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. The practice of caregiving teaches us what is most important in life, and reveals the very heart of what it is to be human.

The Soul of a Bishop


Author: H.G. Wells

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732650189

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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Reproduction of the original: The Soul of a Bishop by H.G. Wells

The Soul of a Lion

Dietrich Von Hildebrand : a Biography


Author: Alice Von Hildebrand

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9780898708011

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 322

View: 7840

Dietrich von Hildebrand, widely regarded as one of the great Catholic philosophers of the 20th century, is well-known for his numerous books, but, until this present work, not much has been known of his remarkable and inspiring life. Written by his wife, Alice, also a highly respected Catholic thinker, this is a fascinating, moving and, at times, gripping account of a truly great man of the Church who suffered much for the faith. Based on a very long "letter" Dietrich wrote to his wife late in his life, it tells his story from his glorious youth with a unique intellectual and cultural formation, his coversion to Catholisism, his great passion for truth and beauty, his extensive writing on Christian philosophy and theology, and his steadfast, determined opposition to Nazism that made him a marked man who miraculously escaped execution. A powerful biography of a relentless fighter against injustice, a devoted son of the Church, a man who had the "soul of a lion". Illustrated.

The Soul of Medicine

Spiritual Perspectives and Clinical Practice


Author: John R. Peteet,Michael N. D'Ambra

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421402998

Category: Medical

Page: 260

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To what extent should spiritual information be part of a patient’s medical assessment? How should physicians respond when patients refuse life-saving care on religious grounds? Should doctors pray with their patients? Questions such as these raise deeper ones about the goals of medicine and the nature of healing. In a set of engaging and candid essays, The Soul of Medicine explores the role and influence of spirituality in clinical practice, professionalism, and medical education. The contributors to this volume approach this topic from their own spiritual perspectives—Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, New Age / Eclectic, secular, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Christian Scientist. Their thought-provoking essays provide rich insights not only into the needs of patients with various world views but also into how spirituality influences the practice of medicine. When their own spiritual issues arise in medical practice, physicians rely on their professionalism, ethics, and education. To better understand how various world views are incorporated into clinical work, doctors must ask themselves—as these contributors have—a series of important questions: What insights about life and healing does your faith provide? How does your faith challenge or reinforce contemporary medicine? How do you assess and address spirituality in clinical practice? How do your own beliefs influence your interactions with patients? The Soul of Medicine encourages medical students and practitioners to recognize the spiritual dimensions of medicine, to consider how these dimensions inform their own education and practice, and to be compassionate about their patients’—and their own—religious beliefs.

The Soul of the Indian


Author: Charles Alexander (Ohiyesa) Eastman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486138232

Category: History

Page: 64

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The author discusses forms of ceremonial and symbolic worship, the unwritten scriptures, and the spirit world, emphasizing the universal quality and personal appeal of Native American religion.

The Soul of Discretion

Simon Serrailler


Author: Susan Hill

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448137551

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1046

The New Simon Serrailler Case from Susan Hill, the bestselling author of The Woman in Black SIMON SERRAILLER FACES HIS MOST DANGEROUS CHALLENGE YET Going undercover, he must leave town immediately, change his identity and sever all contact with friends and family. And, more importantly, he must inhabit the mind of the worst kind of criminal. But can he do so without losing everything?

The Soul of All Living Creatures

What Animals Can Teach Us About Being Human


Author: Vint Virga, D.V.M.

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307718883

Category: Pets

Page: 240

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As profiled in the New York Times Magazine… Based on the author’s twenty-five years of experience as a veterinarian and veterinary behaviorist, The Soul of All Living Creatures delves into the inner lives of animals – from whales, wolves, and leopards to mice, dogs, and cats – and explores the relationships we forge with them. As an emergency room clinician four years out of veterinary school, Dr. Vint Virga had a life-changing experience: he witnessed the power of simple human contact and compassion to affect the recovery of a dog struggling to survive after being hit by a car. Observing firsthand the remarkably strong connection between humans and animals inspired him to explore the world from the viewpoint of animals and taught him to respect the kinship that connects us. With The Soul of All Living Creatures, Virga draws from his decades in veterinary practice to reveal how, by striving to perceive the world as animals do, we can enrich our own appreciation of life, enhance our character, nurture our relationships, improve our communication with others, reorder our values, and deepen our grasp of spirituality. Virga discerningly illuminates basic traits shared by both humans and animals and makes animal behavior meaningful, relevant, and easy to understand. Insightful and eloquent, The Soul of All Living Creatures offers an intimate journey into the lives of our fellow creatures and a thought-provoking promise of what we can learn from spending time with them. From the Hardcover edition.

Reclaiming the Soul of Halbert Halburt


Author: Zach Lawrence

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452079315

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

View: 2974

With his very first fragment of soul fused to his own, Halbert Halburt, when last we saw him, had just left his companions on Mount Turtle.While possessing a new staggering power along with his same old rationality, Halbert's new flux in control is such as a drunk 6 year old, who can't have his own way, and is holding a fully loaded pistole'. He is unlearning what he knew. Losing total control, while at the same time, unleashing the parasitic deity within his veins. With an enigmatic and nearly insane holy knight as well as an assassin turned ally on his side, he presses forward. With nothing but blue pinpricks of light to guide him to his other fragments. The further he gets away from home, the twists come at him like diamond bullets, which shock him to his empty core, but bring him one step closer to his destiny....Much to His Chagrin.

Vegetable Soup for the Soul of a Troubled America

A Vegan Way of Life


Author: Billie Touchstone-Hardaway Signer

Publisher: Billie Touchstone Hardaway-Signer

ISBN: 9781599718453


Page: N.A

View: 7055

About a vegan way of life explaining how converting to a plant base diet, one can all but eliminate cruelty to all God's creatures, world hunger, better health, and much more.