Medicine and Compassion

A Tibetan Lama and an American Doctor on How to Provide Care with Compassion and Wisdom

A new tenth-anniversary edition!



208 pages, 6x9 inches


ISBN 9781614292258

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eBook Bundle (PDF, epub, mobi)


ISBN 9780861717033

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“Magnificent! This is a very worthy project.”—Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Full Catastrophe Living

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 14:47 -- landerson

It is estimated that nearly one-third of the U.S. adult population acts as informal caregivers for ill or disabled loved ones. We can add to these countless workers in the fields of health and human service, and yet there is still not enough help to go around.

Sure to be welcomed by caregivers of all types, this new edition of the groundbreaking Medicine and Compassion can help anyone reconnect with the true spirit of their caregiving task. In a clear and very modern voice, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and Dr. David R. Shlim use the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism to present practical tools for revitalizing the caring spirit.

Offering practical advice on dealing with people who are angry at their medical conditions or their care providers, people who are dying, or the families of those who are critically ill, Medicine and Compassion provides needed inspiration to any who wish to reenergize their patience, kindness, and effectiveness. The warmth and care in these pages is sure to strike a resonant chord with medical professionals, hospice workers, teachers and parents of children with special needs, and those caring for aging and infirm loved ones.

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