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 ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Eight Questions That Can Heal

Dr. Arthur Kleinman is a psychiatrist and anthropologist who heads the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard University.  In my last blog post, I talked about the heartbreaking story of Lia Lee in “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” by Anne Fadiman.  Lia’s intractable seizure disorder combined with the cultural barriers between Lia’s ...