Advertisement

In the Heart of Cancer

  • Christian BoukaramEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

Herein, a medical doctor describes what led him to choose oncology as a specialty. His narrative depicts his own evolution that was changed forever by a close friend being diagnosed and treated for a brain tumour. This unnerving circumstance transformed his life and clinical practice. Moreover, he describes how the grind of work eroded his heart and how he was able to heal himself. He learned from his friend’s experiences and his own how to see disease from a patient’s perspective. Finally, he describes how mindfulness fosters wholeness in a fast-paced health care system.

Keywords

Mindfulness Integrative Oncology Healing 

References

  1. 1.
    Servan-Schreiber D. Anticancer, a new way of life. Paris: Éditions Robert Laffont; 2007.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Boukaram C. Le pouvoir anticancer des émotions. Montréal: Éditions de l’homme; 2011.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Dobkin P, Hutchinson T. Primary prevention for future doctors: promoting well-being in trainees, Med Educ. 2010;44:224–6.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Maisonneuve-Rosemont HospitalUniversité de MontrealMontrealCanada

Personalised recommendations