In The Lost Art of Caring, Leighton E. Cluff, M.D., and Robert H. Binstock, Ph.D., bring together experts to address the importance of caring, the reasons why it has eroded, and measures that can strengthen caring as provided by health professionals, families, communities, and society.
Leighton E. Cluff, M.D., is a professor emeritus at the University of Florida College of Medicine and former president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Robert H. Binstock, Ph.D., is a professor of Aging, Health, and Society at Case Western Reserve University. They are co-editors, with Otto von Mering, of The Future of Long-Term Care, also available from Johns Hopkins.
Contents: I Caring and the Populations in Need of It Our Need for Caring: Vulnerability and Illness Who Needs Caring? Caring and Mental Illness II The Provision of Caring A History of Caring in Medicine Forces Affecting Caring by Physicians Caring and Medical Education Caring in Institutional Settings Home and Community-Based Care: Toward a Caring Paradigm Caring and Community-Based Voluntary Organizations III Assessments of Caring Appraising the Success of Caring The Politics of Caring