caregiving

Books

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.

Books

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.

Books

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.

Books

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.

Books

Patients, ethics and power

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

Books

One Hundred Days, by David Biro

Being sick is more complicated than it used to be. Medical technologies that offer new hope also lead to a bewildering thicket of options. The complexities of being sick may account for the rising number of books telling the story of illnesses.