The Empathy Exams
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The Empathy Exams

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From personal loss to phantom diseases, The Empathy Exams is a bold and brilliant collection, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize A Publishers Weekly Top Ten Essay Collection of Spring 2014 Beginning with her experience as a medical actor who was paid to act out symptoms for medical students to diagnose, Leslie Jamison's visceral and revealing essays ask essential questions about our basic understanding of others: How should we care about each other? How can we feel another's pain, especially when pain can be assumed, distorted, or performed? Is empathy a tool by which to test or even grade each other? By confronting pain real and imagined, her own and others' Jamison uncovers a personal and cultural urgency to feel. She draws from her own experiences of illness and bodily injury to engage in an exploration that extends far beyond her life, spanning wide-ranging territory from poverty tourism to phantom diseases, street violence to reality television, illness to incarceration in its search for a kind of sight shaped by humility and grace."
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  • CD-Audio
  • 135 x 170 x 13mm | 249g
  • Audible Studios on Brilliance
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 1501277022
  • 9781501277023
  • 2,465,387

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