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The empathy exams
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VerfasserIn: Jamison, Leslie
Verfasserangabe: Leslie Jamison
Jahr: 2014
Verlag: Los Angeles, Graywolf Press
Mediengruppe: Buch
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From personal loss to phantom diseases, The Empathy Exams is a bold and brilliant collection, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize
 
 
A Publishers Weekly Top Ten Essay Collection of Spring 2014
 
 
Beginning with her experience as a medical actor who was paid to act out symptoms for medical students to diagnose, Leslie Jamison's visceral and revealing essays ask essential questions about our basic understanding of others: How should we care about each other? How can we feel another's pain, especially when pain can be assumed, distorted, or performed? Is empathy a tool by which to test or even grade each other? By confronting pain--real and imagined, her own and others'--Jamison uncovers a personal and cultural urgency to feel. She draws from her own experiences of illness and bodily injury to engage in an exploration that extends far beyond her life, spanning wide-ranging territory--from poverty tourism to phantom diseases, street violence to reality television, illness to incarceration--in its search for a kind of sight shaped by humility and grace.
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VerfasserIn: Jamison, Leslie
VerfasserInnenangabe: Leslie Jamison
Jahr: 2014
Verlag: Los Angeles, Graywolf Press
Systematik: PI.HLM, FS.E
Interessenkreis: Englisch [Sprache]
ISBN: 978-1-555-97671-2
2. ISBN: 1-555-97671-9
Beschreibung: 226 S.
Sprache: Englisch
Fußnote: Text engl.
Mediengruppe: Buch