The Moral, Emotional and Religious Sides of Caregiving

January 21, 2015

Bishop Anderson House (BAH) is delighted to present Dr. Arthur Kleinman, leading figure in medical anthropology, cultural psychiatry, global health and social medicine, for several lectures at RUSH University Medical Center on February 16 and 17, 2015.

Dr. Kleinman's presentation at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, February 16, is targeted to spiritual care providers and should be of particular benefit for all clergy, volunteer chaplains and pastoral care team members.  “The Moral, Emotional, and Religious Sides of Caregiving” is based on his extensive research and writings in the field of caregiving. All are invited for light refreshments and to meet Dr. Kleinman after the presentation in Room 994 of the Armour Academic Facility at RUSH University. For more information and free registration, please visit the BAH website.

One Book, One BAH: Getting Ready for Arthur Kleinman at Rush

In preparation for Dr. Arthur Kleinman’s visit to Rush in February, Bishop Anderson House invites you to read What Really Matters: Living a Moral Life Amidst Uncertainty and Danger. To purchase or borrow a copy from the BAH library, please email Ann Ryba.

Bishop Anderson House will host a wine, cheese and book discussion event on Wednesday, January 28 from 5:30 pm to 7 pm.  From 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. will be a gathering time for BAH alumni and friends, and from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. former Julian intern Sara Lytle will moderate a discussion of Dr. Kleinman’s book. Register here.

“What Really Matters chronicles stories of ordinary people and what matters most to them, in normal and extraordinary times. It is a book about moral experience and how individuals and groups come to grips with danger and uncertainty. We tend to think of dangers and uncertainties as anomalies in the continuum of life, or interruptions of unpredictable forces into a largely predictable world. I suggest the contrary: that dangers and uncertainties… make life matter. This is a book about people who, in the midst of such challenges, are trying to live a moral life.”