Caregivers’ calling

My father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's at age 80. Had I read these three new books, I might have been more helpful to him in that difficult moment.


Patients, ethics and power

The Body of Compassion: Ethics, Medicine, and the Church, by Joel James Shuman


One Hundred Days, by David Biro

Being sick is more complicated than it used to be. Medical technologies that offer new hope also lead to a bewildering thicket of options. The complexities of being sick may account for the rising number of books telling the story of illnesses.