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Palliative Care Nursing as Mindfulness Embodying a Relational Ethic through Strong Emotion, Uncertainty and Death

Palliative Care Nursing as Mindfulness: Embodying a Relational Ethic through Strong Emotion, Uncertainty and Death

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Lacie White
May 26, 2022

As nurses, we hear about mindfulness all the time, but what does that actually mean in practice? In this book readers are invited into conversation to explore how mindfulness influences palliative care nurses’ approaches to caring for themselves and others through experiences of living-dying. ...

Critical Humanities and Ageing Forging Interdisciplinary Dialogues

Critical Humanities and Ageing: Forging Interdisciplinary Dialogues

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Marlene Goldman, Kate de Medeiros, Thomas Cole
May 06, 2022

Providing a critical humanities approach to ageing, this book addresses new directions in age studies: the meaning and workings of "ageism" in the twenty-first century, the vexed relationship between age and disability studies, the meanings and experiences of "queer" aging; the fascinating, yet ...

Poetry in the Clinic Towards a Lyrical Medicine

Poetry in the Clinic: Towards a Lyrical Medicine

1st Edition

By Alan Bleakley, Shane Neilson
December 31, 2021

This book explores previously unexamined overlaps between the poetic imagination and the medical mind. It shows how appreciation of poetry can help us to engage with medicine in more intense ways based on ‘de-familiarising’ old habits and bringing poetic forms of ‘close reading’ to the clinic.    ...

Contemporary Physician-Authors Exploring the Insights of Doctors Who Write

Contemporary Physician-Authors: Exploring the Insights of Doctors Who Write

1st Edition

Edited By Nathan Carlin
November 24, 2021

This book examines the phenomenon of physician-authors. Focusing on the books that contemporary doctors write--the stories that they tell--with contributors critically engaging their work. A selection of original chapters from leading scholars in medical and health humanities analyze the literary ...

Reading the Psychosomatic in Medical and Popular Culture Something. Nothing. Everything

Reading the Psychosomatic in Medical and Popular Culture: Something. Nothing. Everything

1st Edition

Edited By Carol-Ann Farkas
September 30, 2021

Pain. Chronic digestive symptoms. Poor sleep. Neuropathy. Sensory disturbances. Fatigue. Panic. Constant illness and discomfort. Frequent difficulty coping with work, school, relationships. Despite the common experience of being told that it’s all in their heads, that they’re just making ...

Bioethics, Healthcare and the Soul

Bioethics, Healthcare and the Soul

1st Edition

By Henk ten Have, Renzo Pegoraro
September 17, 2021

This thought-provoking book explores the connections between health, ethics, and soul. It analyzes how and why the soul has been lost from scientific discourses, healthcare practices, and ethical discussions, presenting suggestions for change. Arguing that the dominant scientific worldview has ...

A Whole Person Approach to Wellbeing Building Sense of Safety

A Whole Person Approach to Wellbeing: Building Sense of Safety

1st Edition

By Johanna Lynch
December 31, 2020

This book builds on the person-centred medicine movement to promote a shift in the philosophy of care of distress. It discusses the vital importance of whole person health, healing and growth. Developing a new transdisciplinary concept of sense of safety, this book argues that the whole person ...

Medical Education, Politics and Social Justice The Contradiction Cure

Medical Education, Politics and Social Justice: The Contradiction Cure

1st Edition

By Alan Bleakley
December 31, 2020

This book critically analyses how politics and power affect the ways that medicine is taught and learned. Challenging society’s historic reluctance to connect the realm of politics to the realm of medicine, Medical Education, Politics and Social Justice: The Contradiction Cure emphasizes the need ...

Rethinking Pain in Person-Centred Health Care Around Recovery

Rethinking Pain in Person-Centred Health Care: Around Recovery

1st Edition

By Stephen Buetow
December 31, 2020

This book explores how person-centred health care could be refined to help persons alleviate pain-related distress and construct pain as a potentially positive experience. Rethinking Pain in Person-Centred Health Care is a fascinating contribution to the multidisciplinary literature on ...

Medical Humanities, Sociology and the Suffering Self Surviving Health

Medical Humanities, Sociology and the Suffering Self: Surviving Health

1st Edition

By Wendy Lowe
December 23, 2020

Following criticisms of the traditionally polarized view of understanding suffering through either medicine or social justice, Lowe makes a compelling argument for how the medical humanities can help to go beyond the traditional biographical and epistemic breaks to see into the nature and ...

Educating Doctors' Senses Through the Medical Humanities

Educating Doctors' Senses Through the Medical Humanities: "How Do I Look?"

1st Edition

By Alan Bleakley
February 04, 2020

Educating Doctors’ Senses Through the Medical Humanities: "How Do I Look?" uses the medical diagnostic method to identify a chronic symptom in medical culture: the unintentional production of insensibility through compulsory mis-education. This book identifies the symptom and its origins and ...

Storytelling Encounters as Medical Education Crafting Relational Identity

Storytelling Encounters as Medical Education: Crafting Relational Identity

1st Edition

By Sally G. Warmington
October 08, 2019

This innovative volume provides fresh perspectives on how medical students and patients construct identities in relation to each other, using stories of their clinical encounters. It explores how paying attention to medical students’ and patients’ stories in clinical teaching encounters can ...

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