THE EMPATHY EXAMS

ESSAYS

Jamison, Leslie

Graywolf Press

2014

226 pàgines

Format: Rustega

ISBN: 9781555976712

Idioma: Anglès

Matèria: Narrativa en anglès

From personal loss to phantom diseases, 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...

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