Meaning in Suffering: Caring Practices in the Health Professions

Paperback | April 11, 2007

EditorNancy Johnston, Alwilda Scholler-jaquish

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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. Winner, Nursing Research Category, "American Journal of Nursing"

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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...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:April 11, 2007Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0299222543

ISBN - 13:9780299222543

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