Dr. Stephen G. Post - Dignity for Deeply Forgetful People
Dr. Post is a leader in research on the benefits of giving compassionate care for improved patient outcomes and clinician well-being. He addressed the U.S. Congress on volunteerism and health, receiving the Congressional Certificate of Special Recognition for Outstanding Achievement. He is an opinion leader and public speaker and has served on the Board of the John Templeton Foundation, focusing on virtue and public life. He was a co-recipient of the 2019 National Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Professionalism Award for the development of the Professional Identity Formation curriculum of the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, Post has taught at the University of Chicago Medical School, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (1988-2008), and at Stony Brook (2008-present), where he is Director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics.
Martin E.P. Seligman described him as one of “the stars of positive psychology,” 2003 Post was invited to join the Founding Fellows of the International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR), based at Cambridge University.
Post’s book The Moral Challenge of Alzheimer’s Disease (Johns Hopkins University Press) was designated a “medical classic of the century” by the British Medical Journal (2009), which wrote, “Until this pioneering work was published in 1995 the ethical aspects of one of the most important illnesses of our aging populations were a neglected topic.”
Dr. Post's books:
His newest - Dignity for Deeply Forgetful People: How Caregivers Can Meet the Challenges of Alzheimer’s Disease
Why Good Things Happen to Good People: How to Live a Longer, Happier, Healthier Life by the Simple Act of Giving
God and Love on Route 80: The Hidden Mystery of Human Connectedness
The Moral Challenge of Alzheimer's Disease: Ethical Issues from Diagnosis to Dying
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