ALCHEMY, COMPASSION, AND THE HEALER'S ART: A TRIBUTE TO THE LIFE AND WORK OF FLORENCE WALD.

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  • Author(s): Vachon, Mary L. S.
  • Source:
    Illness, Crisis & Loss. 2009, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p319-330. 12p.
  • Document Type:
    Article
  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      Alchemy is a concept of the Middle Ages involving the transformation of base metals into gold. As well, it reflects spiritual transformation. More recently, the concept has been used to reflect the transformations which occur between care-giver and care-recipient in end-of-life care. This article uses the concept of alchemy as a way of meaning-making in reviewing the career of Florence Wald, showing how the transformations which occurred over the course of her professional life deepened her compassion and found their final expression in her work with persons dying in the prison system. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • ISSN:
      1054-1373
    • Accession Number:
      10.2190/IL.17.4.f
    • Accession Number:
      47355765
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      VACHON, M. L. S. Alchemy, Compassion, and the Healer’s Art: A Tribute to the Life and Work of Florence Wald. Illness, Crisis & Loss, [s. l.], v. 17, n. 4, p. 319–330, 2009. DOI 10.2190/IL.17.4.f. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=47355765. Acesso em: 30 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Vachon MLS. Alchemy, Compassion, and the Healer’s Art: A Tribute to the Life and Work of Florence Wald. Illness, Crisis & Loss. 2009;17(4):319-330. doi:10.2190/IL.17.4.f
    • APA:
      Vachon, M. L. S. (2009). Alchemy, Compassion, and the Healer’s Art: A Tribute to the Life and Work of Florence Wald. Illness, Crisis & Loss, 17(4), 319–330. https://doi.org/10.2190/IL.17.4.f
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Vachon, Mary L. S. 2009. “Alchemy, Compassion, and the Healer’s Art: A Tribute to the Life and Work of Florence Wald.” Illness, Crisis & Loss 17 (4): 319–30. doi:10.2190/IL.17.4.f.
    • Harvard:
      Vachon, M. L. S. (2009) ‘Alchemy, Compassion, and the Healer’s Art: A Tribute to the Life and Work of Florence Wald’, Illness, Crisis & Loss, 17(4), pp. 319–330. doi: 10.2190/IL.17.4.f.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Vachon, MLS 2009, ‘Alchemy, Compassion, and the Healer’s Art: A Tribute to the Life and Work of Florence Wald’, Illness, Crisis & Loss, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 319–330, viewed 30 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Vachon, Mary L. S. “Alchemy, Compassion, and the Healer’s Art: A Tribute to the Life and Work of Florence Wald.” Illness, Crisis & Loss, vol. 17, no. 4, Oct. 2009, pp. 319–330. EBSCOhost, doi:10.2190/IL.17.4.f.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Vachon, Mary L. S. “Alchemy, Compassion, and the Healer’s Art: A Tribute to the Life and Work of Florence Wald.” Illness, Crisis & Loss 17, no. 4 (October 2009): 319–30. doi:10.2190/IL.17.4.f.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Vachon MLS. Alchemy, Compassion, and the Healer’s Art: A Tribute to the Life and Work of Florence Wald. Illness, Crisis & Loss [Internet]. 2009 Oct [cited 2020 Nov 30];17(4):319–30. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=47355765