Pause: How to Turn Tough Choices into Strong Decisions [NOOK Book]

Overview

Think of the last time you faced a tough decision. Did you feel overwhelmed? Confused? Challenged? How should a son talk to his elderly mother about stopping driving? Should a high school senior ?come out? to her parents about being gay? How does a wife choose between home or an institution for her husband with advanced Alzheimer?s? How should a neighborhood association deal with opposition to building an Islamic center? Using these and other tough choices we may face in our daily lives, Pause shows how you, your...
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Pause: How to Turn Tough Choices into Strong Decisions

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Overview

Think of the last time you faced a tough decision. Did you feel overwhelmed? Confused? Challenged? How should a son talk to his elderly mother about stopping driving? Should a high school senior “come out” to her parents about being gay? How does a wife choose between home or an institution for her husband with advanced Alzheimer’s? How should a neighborhood association deal with opposition to building an Islamic center? Using these and other tough choices we may face in our daily lives, Pause shows how you, your families, neighbors and others can come together to make strong decisions, especially when perspectives and values collide. We all look for the best resolution for those we love or lead. Pause, with its step by step practical guidance, helps us get there.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148379669
  • Publisher: Joan McIver Gibson, Ph.D.
  • Publication date: 7/12/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 68
  • File size: 598 KB

Meet the Author

Joan McIver Gibson, Ph.D., is a philosopher and consultant in applied ethics, bioethics, and values-based decision making. She has over 30 years of teaching, training, consulting and administrative work in a variety of settings: universities, business, state and federal government, health care, community and research organizations. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1965, and in 1974 earned her doctorate in philosophy from the University of California at San Diego. She currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 2003 she retired as the founder and director of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Ethics Program, and for twenty years she chaired a hospital ethics committee in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is co-author of A Field Guide to Good Decisions: Values in Action (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2006), and Health Care Ethics Committees: The Next Generation (Chicago: American Hospital Association, 1993). She has published numerous articles and book chapters on bioethics, applied ethics, ethics committees and values-based decision making. Visit to learn more.
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