The Renewal of Generosity: Illness, Medicine, and How to Live

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Contemporary health care often lacks generosity of spirit, even when treatment is most efficient. Too many patients are left unhappy with how they are treated, and too many medical professionals feel estranged from the calling that drew them to medicine. Arthur W. Frank tells the stories of ill people, doctors, and nurses who are restoring generosity to medicineOCogenerosity toward others and to themselves. "The Renewal of Generosity" evokes medicine as the face-to-face encounter that comes before and after diagnostics, ...