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message 1: by Jin (new)

Jin (jinokubo)
Irene Allison Irene Allison

Serious illness is a drama of body, mind, and soul where symptoms and suffering cannot be separated from the person who is ill.

Yet that is what happens in our modern medical system, a system so focused on technology and cure, it loses sight of the person behind the illness.

The result is cruel and needless suffering. In Stay, Breathe with Me, the authors make the argument that it s time to revive the art of care.

If we fully embrace the human side of illness, if we remove the false barriers separating caregivers from the seriously ill, we can meet in that space of shared humanity and universal human needs.

This is the space of heart and compassion, where healing hands can be guided by the wisdom of the patient and where suffering can be eased. Informed by the voices of the seriously ill, their families, and the lifelong experience of a pioneer in palliative care,

Stay, Breathe with Me illustrates how to bring heart back into healthcare and compassion for those who need it most."
Stay, Breathe with Me: The Gift of Compassionate Medicine

message 2: by Charlene (new)

Charlene (goodreadscomuser_amarama) As always a pleasure to see you Irene Allison! Hope all is well and things are going strongly for you. We'll talk soon!

message 3: by Irene (new)

Irene Allison (goodreadscomireneallison) | 3 comments Hello Charlene! So nice to see you here. Yes, we'll talk very soon and I look forward to it. Hope everything is well in your world. All the very best, Irene

message 4: by Melissa (last edited Apr 07, 2017 12:52PM) (new)

Melissa Burch (mcburch) | 14 comments As another good friend of mine is struggling with cancer, your book "Stay, Breathe with Me" is a wonderful testimonial to living through illness, friendships and love. Thank you for your courage to share...

message 5: by Charlene (new)

Charlene (goodreadscomuser_amarama) Thank you Irene Allison for this wonderful book of compassion and compassionate care. As you so clearly point out in our Panel Discussion
Compassionate Care is not just for end of life.
Yet the discussion of end of life care is in much need and your book Stay, Breathe with Me, tells such compelling stories of the passages of the people chronicled here. Thank you!!

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