Stock Image

Working With the Dying: Compassion, Shame, and the Illusion of Loss

Alvin Raja Hornstein

1 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 1411643887 / ISBN 13: 9781411643888
Published by, 2007
Condition: Good Soft cover
From Books Express (Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since August 14, 2015 Seller Rating 5-star rating

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 88.63 Convert Currency
Shipping: Free Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 1411643887

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Working With the Dying: Compassion, Shame, ...


Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

About this title


A study of ten volunteers working with the Zen Hospice Project. The author leads us to an understanding of the practice of compassion by examining evolutionary psychology, developmental neuropsychology, the psychoanalytic theories of Melanie Klein, and finally the perspective of Zen Buddhism in the writings of Dogen and Shunryu Suzuki. He then presents interviews with the volunteers that are richly informed by the theories, and which reveal what extraordinary compassion looks like when practiced by ordinary people in difficult situations.

From the Back Cover:

"Hornstein ... incorporates into his research program the understanding that Buddhist concepts are not the same as concepts by the same name used in standard Western psychology experiments, and thus, that standard experimental methods won’t necessarily get at the Buddhist claims. (This might seem obvious, but has been quite lost in the frenzy of current "empirical" research on "meditation.") ... The interviews themselves and the manner in which Hornstein extracts "essence statements" from them for his results are models of empathetic interactive research. ... They are impressive for their rapport and sensitivity. ... The discussion section is a heartfelt, beautifully written and, from the literary point of view, self contained concluding essay. ...The personal reflections are wonderful ... In all, I think it a beautifully worked out dissertation."

Eleanor Rosch, Ph.D., professor of psychology, University of California at Berkeley

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Buy with confidence. Excellent customer service. 30 day return policy.

Books Express LLC
318 US Route 1, STE 2
Kittery ME 03904

Shipping Terms:

Standard and expedited shipping options include shipping and handling costs. Default shipping is by USPS Media Mail and frequently USPS Priority Mail or UPS Ground is used. Books should arrive within 10-14 business days for expedited shipping, and 20-30 business days for standard shipping. Standard shipping can on occasion take up to 30 days for delivery.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal Invoice Bank Draft Bank/Wire Transfer Direct Debit (Personally Authorized Payment)