Thursday, March 26, 2020

Soulful caring during this COVID-19 pandemic

This week for Psychiatric Times Dr. Ronald W. Pies writes "Care of the Soul in the Time of COVID-19", using Thomas Moore's books in his discussion. He includes:
"Moore sees “the great malady” of our age as “loss of soul” — a sweeping topic for another time. For now, I would like to suggest that — beyond unsettling our minds — the current pandemic also unsettles our souls in ways we are just beginning to understand."
Pies describes impotence, grief, loneliness, mistrust and displacement.

Pies is Professor in the psychiatry departments of SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, and Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston. He is Editor in Chief Emeritus of Psychiatric Times (2007 to 2010).