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The Resource The Empathy Exams

The Empathy Exams

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The Empathy Exams
Title
The Empathy Exams
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Summary
From personal loss to phantom diseases, The Empathy Exams is a bold and brilliant collection, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction PrizeA Publishers Weekly Top Ten Essay Collection of Spring 2014Beginning with her experience as a medical actor who was paid to act out symptoms for medical students to diagnose, Leslie Jamison's visceral and revealing essays ask essential questions about our basic understanding of others: How should we care about each other? How can we feel another's pain, especially when pain can be assumed, distorted, or performed? Is empathy a tool by which to test or even grade each other? By confronting pain—real and imagined, her own and others'—Jamison uncovers a personal and cultural urgency to feel. She draws from her own experiences of illness and bodily injury to engage in an exploration that extends far beyond her life, spanning wide-ranging territory—from poverty tourism to phantom diseases, street violence to reality television, illness to incarceration—in its search for a kind of sight shaped by humility and grace
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Jamison, Leslie
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dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Literary Criticism
  • Medical
  • Nonfiction
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The Empathy Exams
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9781555970888
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optical disk
Label
The Empathy Exams
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:76709c05-b0be-41ba-9ab2-34b06d56ed6d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781555970888
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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