This book is a guide for clinicians to care for their patients with human kindness. A patients soul needs as much caregiving as the body that protects that soul. We are taught skills for caregiving. We are tested on those skills and then we are licensed to perform those skills for our patients. Applying those skills on real people with real pain and illnesses is quite different out side the classroom. Our need to be cared for with human kindness, not just cared for. After reading this book, you will have a better understanding of how to make your patient feel better both mentally and physically. Human kindness goes a long way. Sometimes more than medicine or a quick sponge bath.
Kindness comes in many forms and affects all of us. As Mark Twain said, ‘Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.’ And while a kind gesture can often simply make someone feel better about their day, sometimes — as the twenty-five true stories collected here show — it can save a life. Sourced from around the world, these are stories of the everyday and the extraordinary. The result is a book that explores all that is best about human nature.
With The Gospel of Pure Human Kindness, Charles F. Tekula, Jr. brings to light the very nature of Jesus the Nazorean in an eminently readable interpretive adaptation of the Gospel According to St. John, taken from the King James. By updating the phraseology with familiar terms and idioms and putting the chapters into standard book format, sans numbered verses, Tekula has put the fullness of the story back into the message. He illuminates the true heart of the Gospel by replacing the narrator's identification of Jesus from his angelically given Greek name (meaning God Saves") to the English "Pure Human Kindness." In this way it is transformed from a name that modern civilization gives as many meanings to as there are philosophies and cultures within it, to one whose interpretation is singular, point on and unmistakable. As the author explains in his introduction, Jesus showed Himself to be, by His very words and actions, a "pure human kindness with the power and authority of Almighty God to back it up." To read "The Gospel of Pure Human Kindness" is to meet the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the form of His living metaphor, Jesus, the Davidic Galilean Jew, who inspired the Apostle John to write the everlasting words, "God is love."(I John 4:16)
The Anatomy of Human Kindness By: Chi C. Mao, M. D., Ph. D. In this examination of contemporary American society, Chi C. Mao, M.D., Ph.D. reminds us that human kindness is a double-edged sword. Rightful use can help—but the misuse of kindness can be destructive to not only individuals, but to society, the country and the very survival of our species. His keen observations on the sad changes in U.S. culture have provoked this treatise on the dangers of kindness and the effects it has had on the American spirit in recent years. In the distribution of kindness, Dr. Mao states: “One, do no harm. Two, use it in a most effective way.”
A talented storyteller and peacemaker asks: Can kindness kindle a revolution? “Ashlee teaches by example how to live with courage and compassion, and I believe her perspective and voice will be deeply meaningful to so many people.”—Shauna Niequist Long before polls, protests, and political issues divided us, we were joined by a humanness that God considered very good. Created in his image, we reflected the height and depth of God’s loving-kindness, but our discord has blinded us to the imago Dei in us all. In this compelling collection of essays, Ashlee Eiland shares her story of being a black woman living on two sides of the fence: as the token black girl in majority-white spaces and as the “whitewashed” black girl in majority-black spaces. As she discovers her own unique worth through these recollections, Ashlee learns that extending radical kindness toward every person—regardless of social status, political views, or religious beliefs—gives us hope and rekindles our common humanity. With grace and humility, Human(Kind) invites us to chart our own formative journeys and recognize our inherent value, cultivating empathy so we may once again see the image of God shining brightly within one another.
Human Kindness and the Smell of Warm Croissants makes philosophy fun, tactile, and popular. Moral thinking is simple, Ruwen Ogien argues, and as inherent as the senses. In our daily experiences, in the situations we confront and in the scenes we witness, we develop an understanding of right and wrong as sophisticated as the moral outlook of the world's most gifted philosophers. By drawing on this knowledge to navigate life's most perplexing problems, ethics becomes second nature. Ogien explores, through experimental philosophy and other methods, the responses nineteen real-world conundrums provoke. Is a short, mediocre life better than no life at all? Is it acceptable to kill a healthy person so his organs can save five others? Would you swap a "natural" life filled with frustration, disappointment, and partial success for a world in which all of your needs are met, but through artificial and mechanical means? Ogien doesn't seek to show how difficult it is to determine right from wrong or how easy it is for humans to become monsters or react like saints. Helping us tap into the wisdom and feeling we already possess in our ethical "toolboxes," Ogien instead encourages readers to question moral presuppositions and rules; embrace an intuitive sense of dignity, virtue, and justice; and pursue a pluralist ethics suited to the principles of human kindness.
Is karma real? "Seeking Human Kindness" is a compilation of 50 inspirational true short stories gathered from across the world. It explores the meaning of humanity. Each vignette focuses on a separate real life event told from perspective of those who experienced great and unexpected boons. Some received great acts of kindness in their moment of need or lent aid to one who needed it most. Their actions precipitated unforeseen events, even in some cases changing their life's direction. Authors were carefully chosen, based on those who had compelling stories to tell. They hail from multiple countries, diverse backgrounds, education, skillsets, life journeys, etc. They come together in this compilation to share their experiences in dealing with the life altering after effects of human kindness.
The remarkable story of Judith Schneiderman and her family, from the horror of the Holocaust to the search for loved ones to building a new life in America.
The Blank Canvas written by author Jordan E. Burton was developed to help readers express individuality. Through the use of poetic color therapy, the reader will learn how to take their unique life experiences and accept them as masterful works of art.
Whether they are well-known or long-forgotten, the stories of women throughout the Bible are among the most remarkable in all of literature. Many of these women have inspired faith and been shining examples of God's place in our lives. In a set of captivating and thought-provoking sermons, Robert Allen takes a closer look at ten of these women and reveals how they share a common humanity with modern Christians.
Make learning social studies vocabulary fun with a roots approach! This resource, geared towards secondary grades, focuses on root words for social science and includes tips and strategies, standards-based lessons, and student activity pages.