The Doctor, the Senior Citizen, and the Meaning of Life

Volume
Volume 1
Issue
Spring 1973
Title
The Doctor, the Senior Citizen, and the Meaning of Life
Abstract

Does life have any meaning? This is a question, which all men ponder, especially during old age. It is a question, which the doctor can help the patient answer, but frequently doctors avoid such philosophical questions because they do not know how to answer them. However, our task as doctors and counselors is not to give concise replies or to preach to people. Neither should we avoid the patient's questions about life and values. We must, as Frankl has said, help people to find their own meaning to life and the best way to do this is through unhurried dialogue.

Author
Dr. P. Tournier
Pages
4 - 9
Price
Add to Cart $5.00