More About The Call to Care
At some time in life nearly everyone becomes a caregiver, and some people even devote their entire lives to the task. The job is not an easy one, as most people soon discover, and perhaps nobody ever really perfects the process. We are all in need of instruction in the matter, and it is to the end of providing such instruction that The Call to Care was compiled. Produced originally as a part of a college course, the book has found readers among those who are interested in truly understanding caring in all its simplicity and all its complexity.
The editors -- a professor of philosophy, a professor of nursing, a doctor-poet, and an author -- have gathered an impressive body of work to illustrate the three aspects of caring that serve to organize the volume: the dimensions, the dilemmas, and the directions of caring. Here are some of the materials used:
- The Death of Ivan Ilyich, by Leo Tolstoy
- "The Use of Force," by William Carlos Williams
Excerpts from Modern Classics
- Man's Search for Meaning, by Viktor E. Frankl
- My book for kids with cansur, by Jason Gaes
Ethics and Philosophy
- "The Will to be Healthy," by Karl Barth
- "The Meaning of Health," by Paul Tillich
- "Care and the Elderly," by Henri J. M. Nouwen
- Sue Halbritter, "Moving in with Presence"
- Ann Wilson, "FAS: Thinking Through Options"
- Jon Soderholm, "The Red Ford or the Red Porsche"
- Becky Nelson, "Caring Behaviors"
- "Making Health Care Choices," by Mary Auterman
- "Joining the Majority," by Ron Robinson
- "The Laying on of Hands," by Richard B. Weinberg
- "My Not So Near-Death Experience," by Lawrence. N. Hill
- "On Hearing the Story," by Jerome W. Freeman
- From Kitchen Dance, by Ron Robinson
- "Rose Brech," by Ron Robinson
- "Nancy Crusan," by Jerome W. Freeman
Explanations and Introductions
- "Ethical Dimensions of Informed Consent," ACOG
- "Erosion of the Rights of Pregnant Women," by Kenneth J. Ryan