Revaluing care

A review of Anne-Marie Slaughter

The social value we give to caring for other people is not simply a women’s issue: it concerns men, women, and the whole society’s common good.


Picturing dementia

A review of Roz Chast and Dana Walrath

Dementia is graphic. These illustrated narratives draw out insights to provide empathy and healing for caregivers.


Dying faithfully

A review of Marilyn Chandler McEntyre

Whether we're dying or living with grief, there are faithful ways to do so. Marilyn Chandler McEntyre points us in the right direction.


Caregivers’ calling

My father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's at age 80. Had I read these three new books, I might have been more helpful to him in that difficult moment.


Patients, ethics and power

The Body of Compassion: Ethics, Medicine, and the Church, by Joel James Shuman