THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Lessons in the Meaning of Illness, Aging and Disability

In the days, months and years since my father’s first stroke, since the birth of my two children, since the diagnosis of our son’s disabilities and more recently, since my mother’s increasing infirmity, I have scoured books and my own memories to find meaning in my caregiving experiences. With my Dad and with Nicholas, there ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Lessons in the Meaning of Caregiving

I believe that I have a crush on a man I have never met.  His name is Arthur Kleinman and he’s a Harvard psychiatrist and anthropologist.  I’ve written before about Dr. Kleinman and his ‘eight questions’ that might have helped Lia Lee and her family in Anne Fadiman’s touching and tragic “The Spirit Catches You ...