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Time to reclaim ‘holistic’ care


A book I'd recommend "to generate caring effects" ... without bashing the alternatives or the Prince of Wales is, 'Intelligent Kindness: Reforming the Culture of Healthcare' by John Ballatt and Penelope Campling. Kate Pickett, Professor of Epidemiology, University of York wrote in review, "To be kind is to be in harmony with human need, requiring empathy and a sense of equality. Kindness, camaraderie and mutuality are essential for our physical and emotional well-being, and never more so than when we are ill, or when we are caring for those who are ill. Ballatt and Campling show how kindness can work to heal individuals, organizations and society". PS. Kate Pickett, along with Richard Wilkinson, wrote 'The Spirit Level: why equality is better for everyone', another book I'd strongly recommend.

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11 Jan 2013

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