Item 45 - Compassion in ministry and medicine

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CA ON00389 1-1-2-159-1-45


Compassion in ministry and medicine


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4 p. of textual records

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Item consists of a manuscript of "Compassion in Ministry and Medicine", a talk Nouwen gave to medical staff. Nouwen talks about care as the basis of cure, because we are together in our humanity. Concretely, care is listening to the questions; responding to the questions more as another human being rather than as an authority, and doing all this with a deep self-knowledge, especially of our own mortality.

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Found on pages 209-212.

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2000 02


Box 37

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