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Meaning in Suffering: Caring Practices in the Health Professions
edited by Nancy Johnston and Alwilda Scholler-Jaquish
University of Wisconsin Press, 2007
eISBN: 978-0-299-22253-6 | Cloth: 978-0-299-22250-5 | Paper: 978-0-299-22254-3
Library of Congress Classification BF789.S8M43 2007
Dewey Decimal Classification 616.029

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
     Compelling, timely, and essential reading for healthcare providers, Meaning in Suffering addresses the multiplicity of meanings suffering brings to all it touches: patients, families, health workers, and human science professionals. Examining suffering in writing that is both methodologically rigorous and accessible, the contributors preserve first-hand experiences using narrative ethnography, existential hermeneutics, hermeneutic phenomenology, and traditional ethnography. They offer nuanced insights into suffering as a human condition experienced by persons deserving of dignity, empathy, and understanding. Collectively, these essays demonstrate that understanding the suffering of the "other" reveals something vital about the moral courage required to heal—and stay humane—in the face of suffering.

 

 

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