The Soul of a Doctor

The Soul of a Doctor
Author: Gordon Harper,Sachin H. Jain,Susan Pories
Publsiher: Algonquin Books
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2012-10-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781616202279

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By the time most of us meet our doctors, they’ve been in practice for a number of years. Often they seem aloof, uncaring, and hurried. Of course, they’re not all like that, and most didn’t start out that way. Here are voices of third-year students just as they begin to take on clinical responsibilities. Their words focus on the odd transition students face when they must deal with real people in real time and in real crises and when they must learn to put aside their emotions to make quick, accurate, and sensitive decisions. Their decisions aren’t always right, and the consequences can be life-altering—for all involved. Moving, disturbing, and candid, their true stories show us a side of the profession that few ever see, or could even imagine. They show, often painfully, how medical students grow up, right at the bedside.

The Soul of Care

The Soul of Care
Author: Arthur Kleinman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-09-17
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780525559337

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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 Doctor and the Soul

The Doctor and the Soul
Author: Dr. Viktor E Frankl
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2019-08-06
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9780525567042

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Newly reissued in trade paperback, from the author of the bestselling Man's Search for Meaning--the classic book in which he first laid out his revolutionary theory of logotherapy. Dr. Viktor E. Frankl is celebrated as the founder of logotherapy, a revolutionary mode of psychotherapy based on the essential human need to search for meaning in life. Even while suffering the degradation and misery of Nazi concentration camps--an experience he described in his bestselling memoir, Man's Search for Meaning--Frankl retained his belief that the most important freedom is the ability to determine one's spiritual well-being. After his liberation, he published The Doctor and the Soul, the first book in which he explained his method and his conviction that the fundamental human motivation is neither sex (as in Freud) nor the need to be appreciated by society (as in Adler), but the desire to live a purposeful life. Frankl's work represented a major contribution to the field of psychotherapy, and The Doctor and the Soul is essential to understanding it.

The Doctor and the Soul

The Doctor and the Soul
Author: Viktor E. Frankl
Publsiher: Souvenir Press
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2012-10-12
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9780285642065

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Even in the degradation and misery of Dachau concentration camp, Viktor Frankl retained the belief that the most important freedom of all is the freedom to determine one's own spiritual well-being. He wrote the international bestseller Man's Search for Meaning as a result of that experience, while in The Doctor and the Soul, Dr Frankl revolutionised psychotherapy with his theory of Logotherapy. Viktor Frankl's work has been described as "the most important contributions in the field of psychotherapy since the days of Freud, Adler and Jung." In The Doctor and the Soul, Dr Frankl maintains that the individual's most important need is to find meaning in life and the frustration of this need results in neurosis, suffering and despair. A doctor's work lies in finding personal meaning in a patient's life, no matter how dismal the circumstances of the life.

The Soul of a Patient

The Soul of a Patient
Author: Samyukta Mullangi,Susan E Pories,AaKash K Shah
Publsiher: Gordian Knot Books / Richard Altschuler & Associates, Incorporated
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2018-09-12
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 1884092233

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Essays by Harvard Medical Students on what they learned about healing from the patients and physicians to whom they were assigned during their beginning years of medical training. This book provides a rare opportunity to understand what new medical students learn about the most intimate details of patients' lives and their roles as physicians.

The Soul of Medicine

The Soul of Medicine
Author: John R. Peteet,Michael N. D'Ambra
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2011-12-15
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9781421403953

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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 Scalpel and the Soul

The Scalpel and the Soul
Author: Allan J. Hamilton, MD, FACS
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2008-03-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781440638060

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A Harvard-educated neurosurgeon reveals his experiences—in and out of the operating room—with apparitions, angels, exorcism, after-death survival, and the miracle of hope. For the millions who have enjoyed Proof of Heaven, Heaven is Real, To Heaven and Back, and Getting to Heaven—an inspiring tale from where the veil between life and death is often at its thinnest. The Scalpel and the Soul explores how premonition, superstition, hope, and faith not only become factors in how patients feel but can change outcomes. It validates the spiritual manifestations physicians see every day and empowers patients to voice their spiritual needs when they seek medical help. Finally, it addresses the mysterious, attractive powers the soul exerts during life-threatening events.

Healing Heart to Soul

Healing Heart to Soul
Author: Peter Rappa
Publsiher: Brown Books
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2009-10-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 193481251X

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Experiencing and refusing to let go of negative emotions, whether caused by us or inflicted by others, can weigh heavy on our shoulders. Oftentimes, this dis-ease of the human spirit leads to injury and disease of the human body. In this unique collection of medical narratives, Peter J. Rappa, MD, reaches beyond antibiotics and physical therapy to explore the close connection between the soul and the body. By watching and learning from his rehabilitation patients, Dr. Rappa discovered the power gained from cleansing the heart in order to heal the body and embark on a new chapter in the heroic journey that is life.