Life of Illness, The: One Woman's Journey
SUNY Press - 203 pagini
The Life of Illness tells the story of one woman s courageous struggle with kidney failure, illness, and death. It is, however, a book about life, hope, faith, and the transformative power of caring for one another.
Carol Olson writes from the heart of experience, having shared a life of illness with two brothers and three sisters, whom she now survives. Her own life has been precariously maintained by kidney dialysis for more than twenty years.
Inspired by the works of philosophers, literary authors, and poets, Olson turns to hermeneutical phenomenology to explore the meaning of the experience of illness. In response to the question, How can we live with illness? the author engages in reflective conversations. As patient, she dialogues with literary works of art dealing with illness, developing relationships between texts and others who experience illness from various points of view: the chaplain, the doctor, the nurse, and the parent. Olson makes us aware of the significance of others in their various caring relations with the person of illness. The clarity and deeply compelling nature of her writing makes this book accessible to all whose lives have been touched by these experiences.
The experience of illness and death we all face impels us to wonder with her about the nature of wholeness and health. Ultimately we ask: What is life?
Ce spun oamenii - Scrie o recenzie
Nu am găsit nicio recenzie în locurile obișnuite.
Epigraph for Joy
Heartbeat Wrapped With Plastic
The Question of Technology
The Question of Theorizing
A Pathway for Theorizing
One against the Other
One with the Other
One for the Other
One by the Other
One without the Other
Alte ediții - Afișează-le pe toate
Abraham Arthur artiﬁcial kidney machine asked became become blood transfusions body bone biopsy bone doctor Caius Carol child death deionized water dialogue dialysis disease Doctor Rieux dying Emmanuel Levinas example experience of illness expression face faith ﬁnd ﬁrst Florence Nightingale friends Gabriel Marcel Gadamer give God’s grief healing heart of pity Heidegger hemodialysis hemoglobin Heraclitus hope hospital human Ivan Ilyitch Ivan’s journey Joy’s kidney patients kidney unit Kierkegaard language Levinas light live logos Marcel Martin Heidegger meaning Merleau-Ponty Norman Cousins nurse Olson one’s pain Pauline person Phenomenology plague poem possibility Press reﬂection research question response Ring says the chaplain self-pity shared signiﬁcant silence skeletal survey smile speak suffering surgery thematic themes theorist Theorizing things trans transplant treatment truth understand University of Alberta Victor Frankl vitamin D voice W. H. Auden words York