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Dancing with Broken BonesPoverty, Race, and Spirit-filled Dying in the Inner City$
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David Wendell Moller

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199760138

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199760138.001.0001

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A Conclusion

A Conclusion

Conscious Listening, Mindful Presence—A Lesson Learned

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(p.183) 7 A Conclusion
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Dancing with Broken Bones
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David Wendell Moller

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199760138.003.0007

This chapter explores lessons learned from the narratives of the people in the previous chapters. These include the value of empathy—understanding and appreciation of the cultural and circumstances of each person's life. It emphasizes the following problems: poor communication by the health-care providers and the inability of the affluent to empathize. It also describes Annie Dickens as a person of courage, Mr. Wheeler as a survivor, Joe Noble as a teacher, the Whites as symbols of loyalty and commitment through poverty, and Lucille Angel as a beloved mother.

Keywords:   empathy, poor communication, persona of courage, survivor, teacher, loyalty, commitment, mother

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