The Lost Art of Caring: A Challenge to Health Professionals, Families, Communities, and Society
The Lost Art of Caring: A Challenge to Health Professionals, Families, Communities, and Society

The Lost Art of Caring: A Challenge to Health Professionals, Families, Communities, and Society

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Overview

In The Lost Art of Caring, Leighton E. Cluff, M.D., and Robert H. Binstock, Ph.D., bring together experts to address the importance of caring, the reasons why it has eroded, and measures that can strengthen caring as provided by health professionals, families, communities, and society.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801865916
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 06/15/2001
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Leighton E. Cluff, M.D., is a professor emeritus at the University of Florida College of Medicine and former president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Robert H. Binstock, Ph.D., is a professor of Aging, Health, and Society at Case Western Reserve University. They are co-editors, with Otto von Mering, of The Future of Long-Term Care, also available from Johns Hopkins.

Table of Contents

Contents:

I Caring and the Populations in Need of It

Our Need for Caring: Vulnerability and Illness

Who Needs Caring?

Caring and Mental Illness



II The Provision of Caring

A History of Caring in Medicine

Forces Affecting Caring by Physicians

Caring and Medical Education

Caring in Institutional Settings

Home and Community-Based Care: Toward a Caring Paradigm

Caring and Community-Based Voluntary Organizations



III Assessments of Caring

Appraising the Success of Caring

The Politics of Caring

What People are Saying About This

Rosalynn Carter

This book provides a great service by drawing attention to the vital role of caring in health care and caregiving. As it makes clear, caring -- the concern, compassion, and support of health professionals, family members, and communities -- is of great importance to those who are coping with illness or disability and are in pain and suffering. I strongly commend The Lost Art of Caring as essential reading. This book highlights the challenges to be met if we are to rekindle caring as an essential part of our culture. After all, at one time or another in our lives, we will all need caring.

From the foreword by Rosalynn Carter

This book provides a great service by drawing attention to the vital role of caring in health care and caregiving. As it makes clear, caring—the concern, compassion, and support of health professionals, family members, and communities—is of great importance to those who are coping with illness or disability and are in pain and suffering. I strongly commend The Lost Art of Caring as essential reading. This book highlights the challenges to be met if we are to rekindle caring as an essential part of our culture. After all, at one time or another in our lives, we will all need caring.

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