To Do No Harm: Learning to Care for the Seriously Ill

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To Do No Harm is a study of the ways people experience serious and life-threatening illnesses, the types of suffering they endure, and how we can come to understand their lives. Alan C. Mermann describes a course at the Yale School of Medicine that uses patients as teachers for students, helping them learn the impact of disease upon the whole person. He covers suffering in body, mind, and spirit. The book also discusses the hopes and means for a fully realized life for the professional healthcare provider through...
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Overview

To Do No Harm is a study of the ways people experience serious and life-threatening illnesses, the types of suffering they endure, and how we can come to understand their lives. Alan C. Mermann describes a course at the Yale School of Medicine that uses patients as teachers for students, helping them learn the impact of disease upon the whole person. He covers suffering in body, mind, and spirit. The book also discusses the hopes and means for a fully realized life for the professional healthcare provider through compassionate care of the sick.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781573926669
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Publication date: 6/28/1999
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.53 (d)

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Alan C. Mermann is currently Chaplain and Professor of Pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine. Mermann is a member of the Yale-New Haven Bioethics Committee, a chair of the Pediatric Ethics Committee, and a member of the Admissions Committee at Yale School of Medicine. He is also the author of Some Chose to Stay: Faith and Ethics in a Time of Plague, also published by Humanity Books.

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