Counting On Kindness
Seattle mental health counselor Lustbader here compells attention to and sympathy for those who must rely on caregivers for their needs. Stories are related by patients themselves. From incapacitated men and women we learn of the humiliations caused by the loss of autonomy, of the frustrations at not being able to manage on one's own. Accounts from widely different sorts of patients and those who begrudgingly or willingly see to their care provide graphic lessons in sensitivity.
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TWO The Quality of Mercy
THREE Bodily Terms
FOUR The Worth of the Past
FIVE Parents Dying
SIX Unlived Life
SEVEN Refusing to Be Demeaned
EIGHT The Fiction of Independence
NINE Prospects for Revival
CONCLUSION The Measure of a Good Life
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