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Balm for Gilead Meditations on Spirituality and the Healing Arts
Category: Books > Psychology > Psychology Books
Author/Artist: SULMASY, DANIEL P
ISBN / ID: 9781589011229
Publisher: Georgetown Uni Press
Binding: PAPERBACK
Price: AU$29.95
  
Description: Sulmasy addresses the spiritual malaise that physicians, nurses, and other health care workers experience in their professional lives, and explores how these Christian healers can be inspired to persevere in the care of the sick. Drawing on the parable of the prodigal son, for instance, Sulmasy illustrates how some physicians have put financial gain ahead of their patients, and how genuine spirituality might change their hearts. He examines both enigmatic topics such as the relationship between sinfulness, sickness, and suffering and the spirituality of more routine topics such as preventive medicine. In one especially stirring and poignant meditation, he reflects on the spirituality of dying in the light of Christian hope.
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