Not All of Us Are Saints

Author: David Hilfiker, M.D.
Publisher: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 146680291X
Format: PDF
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"A powerful report of the experiences of a physician living and practicing medicine in the inner city ... A deeply disturbing picture of the degradation of ghetto life and a painfully honest account of one man's attempt to do something about it." - Kirkus Reviews

The Greater Journey

Author: David McCullough
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416576891
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The #1 bestseller that tells the remarkable story of the generations of American artists, writers, and doctors who traveled to Paris, the intellectual, scientific, and artistic capital of the western world, fell in love with the city and its people, and changed America through what they learned, told by America’s master historian, David McCullough. Not all pioneers went west. In The Greater Journey, David McCullough tells the enthralling, inspiring—and until now, untold—story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, and others who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, hungry to learn and to excel in their work. What they achieved would profoundly alter American history. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female doctor in America, was one of this intrepid band. Another was Charles Sumner, whose encounters with black students at the Sorbonne inspired him to become the most powerful voice for abolition in the US Senate. Friends James Fenimore Cooper and Samuel F. B. Morse worked unrelentingly every day in Paris, Morse not only painting what would be his masterpiece, but also bringing home his momentous idea for the telegraph. Harriet Beecher Stowe traveled to Paris to escape the controversy generated by her book, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Three of the greatest American artists ever—sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, painters Mary Cassatt and John Singer Sargent—flourished in Paris, inspired by French masters. Almost forgotten today, the heroic American ambassador Elihu Washburne bravely remained at his post through the Franco-Prussian War, the long Siege of Paris, and the nightmare of the Commune. His vivid diary account of the starvation and suffering endured by the people of Paris is published here for the first time. Telling their stories with power and intimacy, McCullough brings us into the lives of remarkable men and women who, in Saint-Gaudens’ phrase, longed “to soar into the blue.


Author: David Hilfiker, M.D.
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0307831833
Format: PDF, Docs
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Healing the Wounds is the most revealing book ever written by a doctor about his own profession. In it, David Hilfiker breaks the code of silence surrounding the everyday practice of medicine and gives is a dramatically different personal account of how the family doctors gets by in a world of spiraling information and high anxiety. Drawing on his years of rural and urban experience, Dr. Hilfiker lets us all know what it really feels like to be a doctor. What do you do when you make a serious medical mistake? Is it enjoyable to play God? What do you say to a patient who wants reassurance when the essence of diagnosis is uncertainty? What about money? What happens when a patient is taking forever, your waiting room is full, and you want to get home? Dr. Hilfiker uses incidents from his own practice to examine many of the kinds of behavior for which doctors are criticized—aloofness, authoritarianism, lack of caring, and money. With compassion for doctor and patient alike, he shows how the stresses of medical practice lead to a climate of misunderstanding and hostility in which the goal of healing is the first casualty. Never before have we heard the voice of the doctor ever American is most likely to meet—the family doctor—telling the often painful truths of medical practice. A book for the medical community and the lay person alike, Healing the Wounds is a powerful exploration of what frustrates doctors (and infuriates patients) and what might be done about it).

Practical Insights for Living 40 Bible Studies from Proverbs

Author: Robert M Gullberg
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 154392056X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For many years, I had felt somewhat overwhelmed in reading and studying the Old Testament book of Proverbs, chapter by chapter. Why? Because there was so many topics. I wanted to learn all of the pearls of wisdom, but it was so dense with practical knowledge, and seemed to jump around quite a lot and not follow any pattern of teaching. While reading Proverbs, one sees instantly that the topics from verse to verse and chapter to chapter vary significantly. From friendship to boldness to laziness to what God hates to adultery to evangelism to sin; as an example, all can be discussed within a few verses. Many believers like to read a chapter of Proverbs a day. Therefore, in one month, they can cover the entire book. As you can see with a casual eye within one chapter of Proverbs there may be over fifty topics can be discussed. That’s simply a lot to “take in” for our brains to comprehend at one sitting. That is the first reason why I wrote this book; to add structure to studying it. The second reason is this: Bible Study books are difficult to find on Proverbs for personal or group reference and discussion. Why not have a more practical approach to this incredible “wisdom-filled” book of Proverbs in the middle of the Bible? This book helps to solve the problem of organization of the teaching principles in Proverbs. With over 900 topics, alphabetized from A to Z, “Practical Bible Studies from the Book of Proverbs” is a hands-on book for those that want to study Proverbs. It will help you navigate Proverbs in a way that you have never been able before. The topical Bible Studies is a special aspect of this book that helps you in preparation for many meaningful Bible Studies. There are 40 Devotional Studies in this book for you to discover. Don’t forget to teach Proverbs to your children or grandchildren! You will enjoy examining the book of Proverbs in a new and refreshing way. The majority of the biblical Proverbs were written by Solomon. Solomon, one of King David’s sons, was one of the wisest, if not the wisest man who ever lived. Look what it says in 1 Kings 4:29-31. “Now God gave Solomon wisdom and very great discernment and breadth of mind, like the sand that is on the seashore. Solomon's wisdom surpassed the wisdom of all the sons of the east and all the wisdom of Egypt. For he was wiser than all men, than Ethan the Ezrahite, Heman, Calcol and Darda, the sons of Mahol; and his fame was known in all the surrounding nations.” If you accept the Bible as the inerrant word of God representing absolute truth and your final authority in all matters, then you will believe that Solomon was a really bright guy. You should listen to him and study Proverbs! In spite of his wisdom, Solomon made mistakes in his life and gave into the temptations of this sinful world on many occasions. This should be an encouragement to us that though we can attain wisdom, nobody is perfect. Solomon also penned the Book of Ecclesiastes. There, Solomon gives a summation of his life. In looking back over his life, having had all that anyone who lives in this world could ever want, the word that Solomon used over and over was "meaningless." It is actually a pretty sobering book until you get to the next to last verse. As only the wisest man who ever lived could, in six words Solomon summed up what this life is all about, "FEAR GOD AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS.” That should always be our attitude towards God; one of awe and reverence. Keeping his commandments refers to obeying the Word of God. My friend, if we can focus on this throughout our life, to fear God and keep His commandments, we have found the key to what this life is really all about since this is the whole duty of mankind. May the Holy Spirit help you “stay the course.” You see, this world honors those who lead great armies into war, rule empires and nations, those who have amassed tremendous wealth, people who are responsible for accomplishing incredible feats during their life. But a

On Moral Medicine

Author: M. Therese Lysaught
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 1467435813
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In print for more than two decades, On Moral Medicine remains the definitive anthology for Christian theological reflection on medical ethics. This third edition updates and expands the earlier awardwinning volumes, providing classrooms and individuals alike with one of the finest available resources for ethics-engaged modern medicine.

Becoming Worldly Saints

Author: Michael E. Wittmer
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310516390
Format: PDF
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If following Jesus involves a life of sacrifice and suffering, is it wrong for a Christian to seek purpose and joy in this world? Many Christians sense a tension between their desire to enjoy life in this world—the beauty of God’s creation, the rich love of deep relationships with others—and the reality that this world is fallen and broken, in need of redemption. How can we embrace and thrive in the tension between enjoying creation and promoting redemption? By living out our God-given purpose. As “worldly saints,” created in the image of God, we are natural creatures with a supernatural purpose—to know and love God. Because we live in a world that is stained by the curse of sin, we must learn to embrace our nature as creatures created in the image of God while recognizing our desperate need for the grace that God offers to us in the gospel. Writing in a devotional style that is theologically rich, biblically accurate, and aimed at ordinary readers, Mike Wittmer helps readers understand who they are, why they are here, and the importance of the story they tell themselves. In Becoming Worldly Saints, he gives an integrated vision that shows how we can be heavenly minded in a way that leads to earthly good, empowering believers to seize the abundant life God has for them.

Caring in Nursing Classics

Author: Marlaine C. Smith, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826171125
Format: PDF, ePub
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"This very interesting book provides a good overview of the evolution of the art and practice of nursing...Recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries “This collected work by scholars Smith, Turkel, and Wolf stands as a classic indeed. It offers nursing and related fields a repository and living history of the evolution of nursing within a caring science paradigm over a 40-year span from foundational ideas and developments, to current work in education, research, and institutional/community practices of caring...[The work] sustains and advances knowledge of human caring to serve humanity.” From the Foreword by Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN- BC, FAAN Founder, Watson Caring Science Institute This is a core resource for nursing educators and students at all levels who seek fundamental perspectives on the art and science of caring. The text comprises 37 classic book chapters and journal articles written by leaders in the field and illuminate the evolution of the caring paradigm--from its beginnings as a philosophical/ethical/theoretical guide to nursing, to implications for the future development of caring science. Co-published with the Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI), it will also be a primary resource for students attending WCSI programs and for in-service education programs, especially in hospitals with, or seeking, Magnet status. Each section features an introductory essay illuminating important concepts, followed by reflective questions appropriate for baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Also included are multiple-choice questions, a variety of case studies, a digital teacher and student resource with PowerPoints for key ideas, and more. The book is organized into nine sections providing an in-depth analysis of the evolution of caring scholarship; systematic reviews of the concept of caring; theoretical perspectives, including conceptual orientations, middle-range theories, and grand theories; seminal research studies; research designs and methods; practice models for the integration of caring within contemporary hospital-based practice environments; caring in communities and for the environment; leadership and administrative issues with a focus on caring and economics; and the future of caring science. Key Features: Presents the seminal literature on caring Co-published with the Watson Caring Science Institute Provides reflective/critical thinking questions tailored to academic levels For use in baccalaureate, graduate, doctoral, and in-service education, and as a core resource for WCSI programs Is accompanied by a digital teacher and student guide (please contact [email protected] to request this content)

The Island of Dr Moreau

Author: Herbert George Wells
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Mad surgeon-turned-vivisectionist performs ghoulish experiments that transform animals into men. Early Wells personification of the scientific quest to control the natural world and, ultimately, human nature.

Dr America

Author: James T. Fisher
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9781558491540
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A highly acclaimed biography of the fabled "jungle doctor" of Southeast Asia, "Dr. America" chronicles the short life of Tom Dooley, whose exploits in Vietnam and Laos during the 1950s helped lay the ideological groundwork for U.S. military intervention a decade later. 33 illustrations.