Meaning in Suffering: Caring Practices in the Health Professions by Nancy JohnstonMeaning in Suffering: Caring Practices in the Health Professions by Nancy Johnston

Meaning in Suffering: Caring Practices in the Health Professions

EditorNancy Johnston, Alwilda Scholler-jaquish

Paperback | April 11, 2007

Pricing and Purchase Info

$37.95

Earn 190 plum® points

Ships within 3-5 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

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"

Title:Meaning in Suffering: Caring Practices in the Health ProfessionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:April 11, 2007Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0299222543

ISBN - 13:9780299222543

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Meaning in Suffering: Caring Practices in the Health Professions

Reviews