OWENS, D. M.,
Hospitality to Strangers. Empathy and the Physician-Patient Relationship.
Oxford University Press, 1999. 176p. Paperback. Series: American Academy of Religion Series. chaotic, hi-tech, depersonalizing world of current sickness care. It is a must-read for physicians, nurses, other health care professionals, and students of these therapeutic disciplines. But it is also insightfully useful for clergy, lay caregivers, and seminarians, as well as secular caregivers. Dr. Owens gives all of us wounded healers the gift of in-depth, innovative understandings of empathy and suffering, brokenness and caregiving, healing and wholeness, and-very important-the teaching and learning of integrative empathy that nurtures wholeness in both sufferers and healers. Howard Clinebell, Ph.D., Author, Anchoring Your Well Being: Christian Wholeness in a Fractured World (Publisher's information).