Who does not love the presence of therapy dogs? The author of A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home is a clinical ethicist who decided to train her dog for pet visitation at a nursing home. Halpern’s stories about their interactions with residents are interwoven with philosophical and thoughtful discussions of “virtue” from both religious and secular perspectives. Notice that the title speaks of “the good life” rather than the “end of life,” which is what you might expect of stories from nursing homes. Additionally, the narrator of the audiobook makes it an easy listening experience.
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Book Review| December 01 2019
A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life From an Unlikely Teacher
A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life From an Unlikely Teacher.,
2013. Audiobook; 7 hours.
Crit Care Nurse (2019) 39 (6): 82.
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A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life From an Unlikely Teacher. Crit Care Nurse 1 December 2019; 39 (6): 82. doi:
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