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The Resource The power of kindness : why empathy is essential in everyday life, Dr. Brian Goldman

The power of kindness : why empathy is essential in everyday life, Dr. Brian Goldman

Label
The power of kindness : why empathy is essential in everyday life
Title
The power of kindness
Title remainder
why empathy is essential in everyday life
Statement of responsibility
Dr. Brian Goldman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As a veteran emergency room physician, Dr. Brian Goldman has a successful career setting broken bones, curing pneumonia, and otherwise pulling people back from the brink of medical emergency. He always believed that caring came naturally to physicians. But time, stress, errors, and heavy expectations left him wondering if he might not be the same caring doctor he thought he was at the beginning of his career. He wondered what kindness truly looks like--in himself and in others.In The Power of Kindness, Goldman leaves the comfortable, familiar surroundings of the hospital in search of his own lost compassion. A top neuroscientist performs an MRI scan of his brain to see if he is hard-wired for empathy. A researcher at Western University in Ontario tests his personality and makes a startling discovery. Goldman then circles the planet in search of the most empathic people alive, to hear their stories and learn their secrets. He visits a boulevard in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he meets a woman who calls a homeless poet her soulmate and reunited him with his family; a research lab in Kyoto, Japan, where he meets a lifelike, empathetic android; and a nursing home in rural Pennsylvania, where he meets a therapist at a nursing home who has an uncanny knack of knowing what's inside the hearts and minds of people with dementia, as well as her protege, a woman who talked a gun-wielding robber into walking away from his crime. Powerful and engaging, The Power of Kindness takes us far from the theatre of medicine and into the world at large, and investigates why kindness is so vital to our existence
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goldman, Brian
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kindness
  • Empathy
Label
The power of kindness : why empathy is essential in everyday life, Dr. Brian Goldman
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=3368723
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local libraries
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781443451086
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
FA2B6B33-FFB0-4AF4-9A30-AE8006BE1220
System control number
  • 6100525
  • on1032376289
  • (OCoLC)1032376289
Label
The power of kindness : why empathy is essential in everyday life, Dr. Brian Goldman
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=3368723
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local libraries
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781443451086
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
FA2B6B33-FFB0-4AF4-9A30-AE8006BE1220
System control number
  • 6100525
  • on1032376289
  • (OCoLC)1032376289

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