Title

Understanding Suffering Utermohlen's Self-portraits and Alzheimer's Disease

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2013

Department

Nursing

Abstract

Human suffering is a universal experience simply defined as, or associated with, physical or psychological pain and distress. Faculty seeks ways to help its students understand and ease their patients' suffering. The author uses Alzheimer's disease as an exemplar of suffering and describes a creative teaching strategy using 9 self-portraits that chronicle American-born artist William Utermohlen's deterioration from the disease.

Publication Title

NURSE EDUCATOR

Volume

38

Issue

1

First Page

20

Last Page

25