Attending Children / Edition 2

Attending Children / Edition 2

by Margaret E. Mohrmann
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Georgetown University Press

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Attending Children / Edition 2

In a fast-paced, complicated, and evermore dangerous world it is easy to become self-absorbed and consumed with our own problems. There is one place, however, where we put our self-centered concerns aside, and our deep, common humanity is profoundly touched. That place is where sick children dwell.

It is no less difficult—and perhaps even more difficult in many ways—for physicians who have chosen to attend to the health and well-being of gravely ill or dying children. Margaret Mohrmann has devoted most of her professional life to them, and in Attending Children she shares the remarkable education those children and their families have given her. Her narratives are both painful and hopeful, tragic and funny, full of remarkable characters and sometimes bizarre families.

Mohrmann has sifted through her thirty years as a pediatrician, and with poignancy, humor, and uncompromising honesty, she shares her sometimes stumbling but always deeply caring journey through a land where, sometimes, small hands have to be let go too soon. She introduces us to not only the physical challenges she, her colleagues, and her patients encounter, but the spiritual ones as well.

Attending Children is a unique experience as Mohrmann takes the reader on a doctor's rounds over many years to meet the faces and the struggles, the heartaches and the joys of being a pediatrician. In the case of Margaret Mohrmann and her patients, no one could ask for better teachers.

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ISBN-13: 9781589011076
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 02/01/2006
Edition description: REV
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 331,632
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction: Attending

Part I: Listening Chapter 1: Telling Death

Chapter 2: Pain and Longing

Chapter 3: Variations on the Theme of Competence

Chapter 4: Being Mickey's Doctor Chapter 5: Another Kind of Courage

Part II: Accompanying

Chapter 6: Being There

Chapter 7: Intensive Care

Chapter 8: Power and Powerlessness Chapter 9: Letting Go and Going On

Chapter 10: Suspending Disbelief

Chapter 11: God Will Find a Way

Part III: Waiting

Chapter 12: Presumptuous Empathy

Chapter 13: Bridging the Distance

Chapter 14: Against All Odds

Epilogue: Still Attending


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