We are giving away a copy of Care of the Soul in Medicine by Thomas Moore. Check out this excerpt and leave a comment for a chance to win the book!
Wonderful, heroic, and heartfelt deeds take place in hospitals every day, and doctors and nurses give themselves unselfishly during long and difficult hours of work. Still, the medical system is a beast to tangle with and there are an equal number of stories of emotional brutality and insensitivity.
Theoretically we know that emotional attention and a vision about healing can help people survive and thrive during illness, but the medical world doesn’t always put its action where the research is. It glides over the basic needs of patients to be listened to, comforted, and inspired. It trains its eyes on its numbers and machinery and fails to see the need for a conversation, for tender guidance and spiritual inspiration.
This book is about medicine treating the whole person and not just an organ or a body part. It considers what a whole person is: body, soul, spirit, and that person’s world. It re-visions medicine as a means of dealing with sickness by attending to the spiritual, emotional, relational, and physical needs of a patient. It imagines what a hospital might look like if it envisioned a whole person and understood the meaning of the phrase healing environment. It explores the calling of healers and tries to help patients navigate the medical world so as to be healed in their whole being.
Excerpted from Care of the Soul in Medicine: Healing Guidance for Patients, Families, and the People Who Care for Them by Thomas Moore. Published by Hay House.
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