The Power Of Kindness: Why Empathy Is Essential In Everyday Life by Brian GoldmanThe Power Of Kindness: Why Empathy Is Essential In Everyday Life by Brian Goldman

The Power Of Kindness: Why Empathy Is Essential In Everyday Life

byBrian Goldman

Hardcover | April 24, 2018

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As a veteran emergency room physician, Dr. Brian Goldman has a successful career setting broken bones, curing pneumonia, and otherwise pulling people back from the brink of medical emergency. He always believed that caring came naturally to physicians. But time, stress, errors, and heavy expectations left him wondering if he might not be the same caring doctor he thought he was at the beginning of his career. He wondered what kindness truly looks like—in himself and in others.

In The Power of Kindness, Goldman leaves the comfortable, familiar surroundings of the hospital in search of his own lost compassion. A top neuroscientist performs an MRI scan of his brain to see if he is hard-wired for empathy. A researcher at Western University in Ontario tests his personality and makes a startling discovery. Goldman then circles the planet in search of the most empathic people alive, to hear their stories and learn their secrets. He visits a boulevard in São Paulo, Brazil, where he meets a woman who calls a homeless poet her soulmate and reunited him with his family; a research lab in Kyoto, Japan, where he meets a lifelike, empathetic android; and a nursing home in rural Pennsylvania, where he meets a therapist at a nursing home who has an uncanny knack of knowing what’s inside the hearts and minds of people with dementia, as well as her protege, a woman who talked a gun-wielding robber into walking away from his crime. Powerful and engaging, The Power of Kindness takes us far from the theatre of medicine and into the world at large, and investigates why kindness is so vital to our existence.



Title:The Power Of Kindness: Why Empathy Is Essential In Everyday LifeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.05 inPublished:April 24, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1443451061

ISBN - 13:9781443451062

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Lovely Reminder To Be Kind From a Canadian coffee shop to a Japanese robotics lab to an American seniors home, to the streets of Sao Paulo, Goldman has found kindness and compassion everywhere. Goldman reminds us that each one of us has the capacity to be kind, to some it may be more natural.
Date published: 2019-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! such an interesting book, good read and great perspective
Date published: 2018-11-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Read It feels ironic to be giving three stars to a book which is titled "The Power Of Kindness: Why Empathy Is Essential In Everyday Life". I loved the first couple of chapters which focuses on the scientific background to what/how makes us empathetic. after the first couple of chapters, each chapter afterwards revolved around a key character that the author has interviewed who demonstrates enormous amounts of empathy towards others. The title of the book was a bit misleading. I believed it would focus more on "why" and not "how" to be kind, with examples... More of the first couple of chapters is more what I was expecting from the rest of the book. I would recommend to a friend as long as I could discuss it with them beforehand. :-)
Date published: 2018-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fantastic read This book will challenge your inner self to answer questions you did not even think to ask. You will become stronger as you flip the page. Great read and HIGHLY recommended!
Date published: 2018-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing You need to be brave, courageous and selfless in order to be truly kind. This book will challenge you.....................and you should embrace it.
Date published: 2018-05-01

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