Increasingly, physicians and other health care workers are becoming alienated from their work, as medicine becomes more and more de-personalized, technologically oriented and driven by entrepreneurial concerns. The Healer's Calling addresses the longings of many people in this profession for a renewed sense of the transcendent meaning of their work, for the spiritual elements of healing.
-- where God may be found in health care
-- how faithful clinicians might persevere in the midst of the suffering and uncertainty that is part of daily practice
-- how and when a doctor or nurse might pray
-- how genuine Christian joy can still be found in the healing arts
With extraordinary grace and passion, Franciscan friar and physician Daniel Sulmasy speaks to the spiritual longing of healers. His work is at once a personal reflection and exhortation, written at a time of great turmoil in medicine. Sure to be of great interest to health care workers at all levels, it will capture the attention of anyone concerned about the spiritual dimensions of health care.