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The Soul of Care

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February 21, 2020

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The Soul of Care

Acts of caregiving come as close to what I think religion is as I could name.

– Arthur Kleinman –

The Soul of Care

Arthur Kleinman’s wife, Joan, began to struggle with a rare form of early Alzheimer’s disease at 59. Eight years after losing her, the Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and professor of psychiatry and of medical anthropology at Harvard Medical School chronicles their journey in “The Soul of Care: The Moral Education of a Husband and a Doctor.” The book is part memoir, part examination of love and marriage, and an intimate look at how 40 years in the medical profession left him entirely unprepared to care for a loved one. { read more }

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Reflect on your deepest experience of caregiving. What did it reveal to you?

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