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The Empathy Exams: Essays


The Empathy Exams: Essays

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    Leslie Jamison
From personal loss to phantom diseases, a bold and brilliant collection, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize — Beginning 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. She draws from her own experiences of illness and bodily injury to engage in an exploration that extends far beyond her life, spanning wide-ranging territory?from poverty tourism to phantom diseases, street violence to reality television, illness to incarceration?in its search for a kind of sight shaped by humility and grace.   show more
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  • PDF | 256 pages
  • Leslie Jamison
  • Graywolf Press
  • Unknown
  • 10
  • Biographies Memoirs

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