Medicine and Compassion: A Tibetan Lama's Guidance for Caregivers

Medicine and Compassion: A Tibetan Lama's Guidance for Caregivers

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Medicine and Compassion: A Tibetan Lama's Guidance for Caregivers by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche

For countless healthcare professionals - not to mention the 54 million informal caregivers in the U.S. alone - a little extra compassion could go a long way. Long hours, stress, and self-doubt can take their toll if we let them.

In Medicine and Compassion, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and David R. Shlim, M.D. introduce the possibility of training in compassion. For the first time, caregivers who would like to be able to cope with more difficult patients and situations are presented with practical and proven methods, based on classic Tibetan Buddhist teachings, that can help them expand their ability to keep caring. Offering advice on working with people who are angry at their medical conditions or their care providers, people who are dying, or the families of those who are critically ill, Medicine and Compassion will strike resonant chords with medical professionals and will also benefit hospice workers, teachers and parents of children with special needs, as well as those caring for aging and infirm loved ones.

Readers of Medicine and Compassion will not only find their patience and kindness re-energized, they will learn to sustain these vital qualities with less effort. Those in their care will, in turn, feel more confident, at ease, and better able to contribute to their own healing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780861714780
Publisher: Wisdom Publications MA
Publication date: 11/15/2004
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.22(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche is the abbot of one of the largest monasteries in Nepal, with over 250 monks. He was born in 1951 in Tibet and fled that country with his family when he was eight years old. He trained in Sikkim, then founded his monastery near Kathmandu in 1976. He has focused on making authentic Tibetan Buddhist teachings available to Westerners. He has authored six books, and he regularly visits and teaches at retreat centers in many countries, including his North American retreat center in California, Rangjung Yeshe Gomde.

David R. Shlim MD ran the world's busiest destination travel medicine clinic in Kathmandu, Nepal, for fifteen years, and was the attending physician for all the survivors of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster chronicled in Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air. He currently lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

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