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The Renewal of Generosity : Illness, Medicine, and How to Live.

Author: Arthur W Frank
Publisher: Chicago University of Chicago Press, 2009. 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contemporary health care often lacks generosity of spirit, even when treatment is most efficient. Too many patients are left unhappy with how they are treated, and too many medical professionals feel estranged from the calling that drew them to medicine. Arthur W. Frank tells the stories of ill people, doctors, and nurses who are restoring generosity to medicine-generosity toward others and to themselves. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Frank, Arthur W.
The Renewal of Generosity : Illness, Medicine, and How to Live
Chicago : University of Chicago Press,c2009
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur W Frank
ISBN: 9780226260259 0226260259
OCLC Number: 974634977
Description: 1 online resource (176 pages)
Contents: Introduction: A Hospitable Welcome --
One: Lost in the Tunnel --
Two: The Dialogical Stoic --
Three: The Generosity of the Ill --
Four: Physicians' Generosity --
Five: "So that I can carry on" --
Six: Unfinalized Generosity --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Index.

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Through engaging narratives of illness, medical work, and nursing in which people choose to act in ways that affirm their humanity, this book depicts the transformation of demoralized medicine into  Read more...

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"Frank's vision of how a lost sense of story could be restored to medicine is both lucid and profound.... In his new book, The Renewal of Generosity, he examines clinical situations in which health Read more...

 
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