The Power of Kind­ness: Why Em­pa­thy Is Es­sen­tial in Ev­ery­day Life

Vancouver Sun - - BOOKS - Dr. Brian Gold­man HarperCollins

Emer­gency-room doc­tor and host of CBC Ra­dio’s White Coat, Black Art, Brian Gold­man wor­ries his ca­pac­ity for em­pa­thy has been eroded by too many years in the ER. So he em­barks on a globe-trot­ting jour­ney of dis­cov­ery, in­ter­view­ing some of the kind­est peo­ple in the world, along with ex­perts who can shed light on what makes em­pa­thetic peo­ple tick. Gold­man’s scat­ter­gun ap­proach doesn’t al­ways hit the mark. But along the way, he picks up some fas­ci­nat­ing facts about crim­i­nal minds, Ja­panese robots and nurs­ing home staff who prac­tise a unique form of em­pa­thy.

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