類別:心靈養生/生死醫病.
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CONTEMPLATIVE CAREGIVING: Finding Healing, Compassion, and Spiritual Growth through End-of-Life Care
關懷:透過安寧照護找到治癒、同理心和精神成長
版本: 平裝240頁  2019 年 4 月 16 日  Shambhala出版
內容介紹

結合20年來安寧照護和科學研究員的經驗,約翰‧艾利克‧鮑爾博士(John Eric Baugher, PhD)帶來這本暖心的著作,提供了經驗豐富且實用案例,分享關於安寧關懷的可能性改變。

 

鮑爾博士的母親在1987年被謀殺後,他覺得自己注定要和殺害她的兇手一起終身監禁──不是關在監獄裡,而是被迫在無法解決的悲傷和憤怒的心牆後。鮑爾博士將自己投身於臨終關懷,做為抒發自己經驗的一個管道,開始了一趟25年的探索之旅─探索在面臨死亡時,發現同理心和幽默感的可能性。

 

《關懷:透過安寧照護找到治癒、同情和精神成長》是安寧照護者或任何試圖改變照護和悲傷經歷的人不可或缺的指南。關懷那些深受病痛折磨和即將去世的人,並不會帶我們走向疲倦或絕望,相反地能豐富我們生活的意義,促進我們的精神成長。不管你正在照顧罹患癌症或癡呆症的親人,或是正承受突發性的創傷損失,甚至在服刑中,這本書將鼓勵你不管在何種情況下,找到生命的圓滿。你將了解到,治癒、同情和精神成長是我們所有人在此刻都可以獲得的。

 

鮑爾博士獨特的寫作風格將社會科學研究與佛教、基督教和其它智慧傳統相結合,闡明了我們每個人如何將失去和痛苦的經歷轉化為同理心。本書採訪了臨終關懷照護者,把不同的故事編織在一起,被採訪者包括越南老兵、護士、家庭主婦、修女和被判謀殺的人。透過這些豐富的故事、同理心的教導和冥想練習,鮑爾博士邀請讀者和他一起探索冥想關懷的治癒力。

 

這本書將幫助你:

  • 將悲傷的痛苦轉化為對自己和他人的同理心
  • 保持關心他人的動力,避免精力耗盡
  • 與那些受苦的人產生同理心連結
  • 釋放期待,並靈活回應你照顧的人的需求
  • 拓展同理心的範圍,適用於所有人和所有狀況
作者介紹

約翰‧艾利克‧鮑爾博士(John Eric Baugher, PhD)做為觀照教育者、社會科學研究員和安寧醫護人員已長達超過20年的時間。他是《Leading with Spirit, Presence, and Authenticity》和《Creative Social Change: Leadership for a Healthy World》共同作者之一。鮑爾博士致力於精神關懷、心靈轉變和觀照教育,並在國際上提供諮詢、演講和舉辦工作坊。


作者官網: https://johnericbaugher.com/

書評

“We often imagine that when we care for another, we are the ‘giver’ and the one we care for is the ‘receiver.’ But in this important, extensive, and deep exploration of the experience of hospice volunteers, Baugher describes givers who feel like receivers—of gratitude, patience, and wisdom drawn from a deep connection to another human being at an ultimate moment. Having lost his mother as an eighteen-year-old, at the hands of a murderer, yet later bonding with fellow hospice volunteers who are themselves imprisoned for murder, Baugher pioneers for us the very outer frontiers of human empathy. A very important frontier, a very important book.”—Arlie Hochschild, author of Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, a finalist for the National Book Award



“An inspiring and compassionate story of how to transform personal suffering into the ground of mutually beneficial service. It is possible to keep our heart open in hell. This book illuminates the way.”—Frank Ostaseski, author of The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully



“Our families, hospitals, prisons, and whole society can benefit from the vision of compassion offered by John Baugher. This is truly a book for the heart.”—Thupten Jinpa, principal translator to the Dalai Lama and author of A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives



“A dazzling study of human vulnerability and connection, Contemplative Caregiving is wide-ranging in scope, profound in its intimacy. Based on interviews with diverse hospice caregivers—Vietnam veterans, nurses, housewives, Catholic nuns, convicted murderers—Baugher conjures the transformative potential of care in an array of moving and unexpected insights.”—Yasmin Gunaratnam, author of Death and the Migrant and Researching Race and Ethnicity



“Contemplative Caregiving is an invitation from author John Baugher to discover with him the transformative potential of love. In both living and dying, Baugher guides us exceedingly well.”—Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Love



“There’s a lot more to the spiritual path than silent meditation, and Contemplative Caregiving shows us how transformative end-of-life hospice work (and other types of compassionate care) can be. I was moved by the personal stories, many of them by prison inmate volunteers, who have a lot to teach the rest of us. A book not just to read but to cherish and share.”—David Loy, author of Ecodharma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis



“Contemplative Caregiving provides the medicine of what is needed: an awake heart-mind, receptivity, and community. Through sharing his personal work, rich storytelling, and historical context, John brings us on a journey to our true home—being in intimate relationship with ourselves and others through service.”—Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison, cofounder of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, author of Wholehearted: Slow Down, Help Out, Wake Up, and editor of Awake at the Bedside: Contemplative Teachings on Palliative and End-of-Life Care



“As someone who transformed my own hell through a deep dive into hospice and contemplative caregiving, I am extremely inspired and moved by Baugher’s book Contemplative Caregiving. Who better to tell the story of so many transformed by giving and receiving compassionate care at the end of life, including prison inmates, than a man who has so deeply transformed his own unspeakable pain by bringing dignity to the suffering of others. This is a book about life and death, courage and compassion, and the transformative power of love.”—Fleet Maull, PhD, author of Radical Responsibility and Dharma in Hell


“A trenchant and groundbreaking book inviting readers to taste the real, profound, unscripted, and liberating effects experienced by someone generating and enacting compassion for another person. This book can speak to all of us, whoever we are, about ourselves, sounding an infinitely bright and uplifting note in the otherwise mounting overture of despair and confusion in our world today.”—Patrick Gaffney, editor of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying and Talent for Humanity



“Contemplative Caregiving is that rare book that deftly combines empirically grounded social science with an unapologetic vision to recognize and celebrate the dying and the people who care for them. Through the lives and experiences of a diverse sample of hospice volunteers—including prisoners—we come to see the truly transformative power of listening to and caring for people at the end of life.”—Clare Stacey, PhD, author of The Caring Self


“This book gives the reader an insider’s view of the ups and downs, the joys and challenges, the promises and perils of end-of-life caregiving. Here is an invitation to a spiritual practice that can be powerfully transformative and life-giving, not only for those who receive the gift of a caregiver’s compassionate presence but also for the caregivers themselves. In contemplatively caring for those who are dying, one may find therein the seeds of peace, hope, a quiet joy, and heartfelt gratitude for this gift of being human, in all it entails.”—Ruben L. F. Habito, guiding teacher at Maria Kannon Zen Center, Dallas, Texas, and author of Living Zen, Loving God and Healing Breath



“In this courageous book, John Baugher connects with the timeless wisdom of spiritual traditions both East and West. Picking up the mantle from Dame Cicely Saunders, Thich Nhat Hahn, and other visionaries, Contemplative Caregiving weaves together story and teaching with practical exercises to empower us to extend compassion to ourselves and all others without exception. An invitation to hope and healing in these troubled times.”—Matthew Lee, PhD, director of empirical research, Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University, and author of The Heart of Religion



“In this beautiful and moving book, we learn what it means to see caregiving as a path of redemption and transformation rather than a source of stress and burnout. The journeys described here are messy, rich, painful, and transcendent. Contemplative Caregiving is an absorbing read and an indispensable guide to all of us who live in this mortal world.”—Leslie J. Blackhall, MD, MTS, section head, palliative care, Tussi and John Kluge Chair, University of Virginia School of Medicine



“A work of courage and deep vulnerability that can inspire leaders in any field in moving beyond models of heroic action toward authentic, relational encounters with self and others. I invite all who pick up this book to see their own life’s journey reflected in its pages and to draw on the creative spaces within themselves to further a more compassionate twenty-first century.”—Éliane Ubalijoro, PhD, board member, International Leadership Association; professor of practice, McGill University


“In Contemplative Caregiving, Baugher bears witness to how deep listening and acceptance can transform suffering into compassion for ourselves and others, now and at the end of life. Insightful and practical, this book is essential reading for those preparing for chaplaincy and ministry.”—Cheryl A. Giles, Francis Greenwood Peabody Senior Lecturer on Pastoral Care and Counseling; faculty, Buddhist Ministry Initiative, Harvard Divinity School; and co-editor of The Arts of Contemplative Care: Pioneering Voices in Buddhist Chaplaincy and Pastoral Work


“While this elegant work will be of particular value to hospice volunteers, Baugher’s wisdom will resonate with anyone who finds themselves caring for someone at the end-of-life.”—Publishers Weekly


“Baugher removes the drudgery from caregiving to offer readers greater goals on which to focus. Recommended for all caregivers and anyone about to enter that space.”—Library Journal