Navigation Links
The role of giving explored by Indiana University physician-author

INDIANAPOLIS We Make A Life By What We Give is the title of a new book that will nudge readers to think about their lives and how they can share what they have to improve their lives and the lives of others. Indiana University and Riley Hospital for Children physician-philosopher Richard B. Gunderman, M.D., Ph.D. guides readers through reflection on and discussion of the role of giving in their lives.

In the book, Dr. Gunderman expands on the adage, "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." In 22 essays, Dr. Gunderman explores the ethics of philanthropy and examines the importance of sharing to those who give and to those who receive.

Dr. Gunderman's inclusive view of giving reflects upon the needs and opportunities of donors as well as recipients. Much of what we have, things such as compassion or understanding or merely the capacity to listen, can be shared, increasing their worth to both the giver and the recipient, says Dr. Gunderman, who is vice chair and a professor of radiology at the IU School of Medicine, director of pediatric radiology at Riley Hospital for Children and a professor of philosophy and philanthropy at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis' School of Liberal Arts.

"medicine calls us to an even higher standard. If we find ourselves doing things to patients, we have lost our way. Even doing things with patients does not capture the full range of our calling.

In medicine, we are called to do things not to patients, and not only with patients, but for patients. The wholeness of the patient is medicine's reason for being. That wholeness encompasses not only the wholeness of the body, but also the wholeness of the person. In diagnosing and healing the body, we should never lose sight of the whole human being of which the body is a part," writes Dr. Gunderman in an essay entitled The Golden Rule.


Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
Indiana University

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Celebrities & Experts Join Forces to Help Prevent Elder Abuse by Giving Tips on Finding the Best Elder Care: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15, 2008
2. AUDIO from Medialink, Oral Health America & Philips Sonicare: National Smile Month - Giving Americans Something to Smile About Survey Reveals State of Americans Oral Health
3. After Effects: Giving Back Is Good for You
4. Do You Need a Caregiving Break Today?
5. Macerich Connects Women and Giving in Partnership with Step Up Womens Network
6. 2008 Caregiving Conferences Come to Wayne County, Offering Free Workshops and Resources in Canton and Taylor Locations
7. Sierra Tucson Recognizes Professionals at Gratitude for Giving Breakfast
8. AARPS New Book Caring for Your Parents, Online Channel, and PBS TV Special Launch to Provide Consumers With Integrated Resources for Caregiving
9. A Picture Perfect Partnership: Olympus Raises Colorectal Cancer Awareness Through eBay Giving Works Auction
10. Giving Children Hope to Hold Onto
11. Giving Patients a Lift
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
The role of giving explored by Indiana University physician-author
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method ... —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer from a complex ... as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid this pain and ... a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range of emotions, from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global law ... magazine’s 2016 Legal Elite. The attorneys chosen by their peers for this recognition are ... , Seven Greenberg Traurig Shareholders received special honors as members of this year’s Legal ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are ... Code Talker Award, an essay contest in which patients and their families pay tribute ... presented at the 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Strategic Capital ... area economy by obtaining investment capital for emerging technology companies. SCP has ... have already resulted in more than a million dollars of capital investment for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... --  Pulmatrix, Inc ., (NASDAQ: PULM ), ... today that it was added to the Russell Microcap ... set of U.S. and global equity indexes on June ... for Pulmatrix," said Chief Executive Officer Robert Clarke ... in developing drugs for crucial unmet medical needs, and ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Calif. , June 23, 2016 Any dentist ... many challenges of the current process. Many of them do ... of the technical difficulties and high laboratory costs involved. And ... to offer it at such a high cost that the ... it. Dr. Parsa Zadeh , founder of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Capricor ... ), a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, ... that patient enrollment in its ongoing randomized HOPE-Duchenne ... exceeded 50% of its 24-patient target. Capricor expects ... third quarter of 2016, and to report top ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: