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Caregiving From the Eyes of a Physician

By Being Patient | November 26th, 2019

Dr. Arthur Kleinman, a Harvard professor and psychiatrist, spent most of his life working as a physician. But his view on the profession changed when his wife was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s at age 59, and he found himself transforming from a physician to a caregiver.

As part of the Being Patient: Brain Talks series, we spoke to Dr. Kleinman about his experience of caregiving through the eyes of a physician, which he describes in his new book, “The Soul of Care: The Moral Education of a Husband and a Doctor.”

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