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Cole, Thomas R. 1949-

Works: 27 works in 139 publications in 2 languages and 7,473 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Biography  Educational films  Internet videos  Nonfiction films  Historical films  Biographies  Short films  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Producer, Creator
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Most widely held works about Thomas R Cole
Most widely held works by Thomas R Cole
Voices and visions of aging : toward a critical gerontology by Thomas R Cole( )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical gerontology requires more than a simple elaboration of existing humanistic scholarship on aging. This exceptional new work introduces a basis for genuine dialogue across humanistic, scientific, and professional disciplines. Among the topics addressed are industrial employment, retirement, life styles of older women, and biological research. From philosophical reflections on the "third age" to critical perspectives on institutional adaptations to an aging society, this book presents a wide range of provocative thought
The journey of life : a cultural history of aging in America by Thomas R Cole( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the last quarter of the twentieth century, however, postmodern images of life's journey offer a renewed awareness of the spiritual dimensions of later life and new opportunities for growth in an aging society
What does it mean to grow old? : reflections from the humanities by Thomas R Cole( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford book of aging by T R Cole( Book )

8 editions published between 1921 and 1994 in English and Chinese and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE OXFORD BOOK OF AGIN offers some two hundred and fifty pieces that illuminate the pleasures, pains, dreams, and triumphs of people as they strive to live out their days in a meaningful way
Handbook of the humanities and aging( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The strange demise of Jim Crow( Visual )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told by the participants themselves, this documentary reveals the behind-the-scenes compromises, negotiations, and controversial news black-outs which helped bring about the quiet desegregation of commercial establishments in Houston, Texas, beginning with peaceful student lunch counter sit-ins in early 1960
A guide to humanistic studies in aging : what does it mean to grow old?( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume explores the moral, spiritual, and cultural terrain of aging through interdisciplinary scholarship and clinically based research." "Aging has long been of interest to scholars and practitioners in a vast array of academic fields and professions. Thomas R. Cole, Ruth E. Ray, and Robert Kastenbaum have brought together leaders from a variety of academic realms to explore how aging is depicted in the modern era and the effect of these portrayals on individuals and society." "The first section views aging and old age through the lenses of four disciplines: history, literature, religion, and philosophy. It probes the idea and effect of age in different places and times in history; discusses the concept as put forth in novels, memoirs, and literary studies and criticism; and raises important existential and spiritual questions about the meaning of growing old." "The chapters in the second section demonstrate how interdisciplinary humanities can be applied to the study of aging through such thoughtful queries as: How do creativity and health relate in old age? What does "old" mean in an era of high-tech medicine, and what is our moral obligation to care for elderly persons? Why are friendships of special importance to older people?" "Section three uses semiotics, cultural analysis, and ideological critiques to identify key social issues related to aging, including the concept of "home," ageism and discrimination, and our understanding of aging in the era of globalization. The text closes with Robert Kastenbaum's poignant reflection on his own considerations of meaning and mortality as he journeyed back to health following heart surgery." "This comprehensive guide works at the nexus of the humanities and the health professions to provide the intellectual rationale, the history, and a substantive overview of humanistic gerontology as it has emerged in the United States and Europe."--Jacket
Faculty health in academic medicine : physicians, scientists, and the pressures of success by Thomas R Cole( )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes faculty health and well-being in academic health science centers across North America. This book calls upon history, literature, religious studies, and film to serve as a point of departure for understanding academic medicine and for designing innovative interventions to enhance faculty health
Medical humanities : an introduction by Thomas R Cole( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This textbook brings the humanities to students in order to evoke the humanity of students. It helps to form individuals who take charge of their own minds, who are free from narrow and unreflective forms of thought, and who act compassionately in their public and professional worlds. Using concepts and methods of the humanities, the book addresses undergraduate and premed students, medical students, and students in other health professions, as well as physicians and other healthcare practitioners. It encourages them to consider the ethical and existential issues related to the experience of disease, care of the dying, health policy, religion and health, and medical technology. Case studies, images, questions for discussion, and role-playing exercises help readers to engage in the practical, interpretive, and analytical aspects of the material, developing skills for critical thinking as well as compassionate care."--Publisher's website
Stroke : conversations and explanations( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Shows the emotional impact of stroke on the lives and relationships of 6 diverse couples, and provides useful information on the warning signs of stroke, preventive measures, and recent developments in treatment and rehabilitative therapy."--Container
Practicing the medical humanities : engaging physicians and patients( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What can the humanities contribute to the practice of medicine? How, in practice, can this contribution strengthen physician-patient relationships, improve medical education, and improve patient care? The editors seek to engage physicians, humanists, and patients in a conversation addressing these two critical questions, and readers are asked to consider the future of the medical humanities and their goals: what are the possibilities for the renewal of the humanist tradition of practical wisdom, tolerance, and compassion, and what would this mean for the practice of medicine?
Still life : the humanity of anatomy( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Producer) This title is a humanist exploration of the unstated but powerful relationship between medical student dissectors and their cadavers. It is a conversation crafted from interviews with gross anatomy students, faculty, and a donor to the Willed Body Program at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Students share the fear, guilt, gratitude, and awe of their dissection experience. Donor Bob Harvey recalls his life experiences, offers advice to medical students, and talks about what it means to be a body donor. Scenes from the movie People Will Talk [starring Cary Grant as an anatomy professor] are spliced into this conversation as an effective foil for the humanistic message of Still Life. Dr. Thomas Cole, the film's creator and medical humanities professor, discusses the compassion and fullness of life that can grow from the human experience of dissection
The Brewsters : an interactive adventure in ethics for the health professions( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No color is my kind : the life of Eldrewey Stearns and the integration of Houston by Thomas R Cole( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weaving the tragic story of a charismatic and deeply troubled leader into the record of a major historic event, Cole also explores his emotionally charged collaboration with Stearns. Their poignant relationship sheds powerful and healing light on contemporary race relations in America, and especially on issues of power, authority, and mental illness
Past meridian : aging and the Northern middle class, 1830-1930 by Thomas R Cole( )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and memory program series : Spring and Fall, 2000 by Seminar and Lecture Series( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aging and the human spirit( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Full moon at noontide : a daughter's last goodbye by Ann Lenore Putnam( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old age, death, and impermanence - it seems at first glance impossible to make a reader see these timeless and universal experiences with fresh eyes, but Ann Putnam's luminous prose achieves that miracle and more, transforming pain, suffering, and loss into a literary gift of beauty and redemption
Anti-aging: are you for it or against it?( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lao nian zhi shu : si wo sheng ming zhi lü = The book of aging : reflections on the journey of life( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The journey of life : a cultural history of aging in America
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Cole, Thomas 1949-

Cole, Thomas R.

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The journey of life : a cultural history of aging in AmericaThe Oxford book of agingHandbook of the humanities and agingA guide to humanistic studies in aging : what does it mean to grow old?Faculty health in academic medicine : physicians, scientists, and the pressures of successPracticing the medical humanities : engaging physicians and patientsNo color is my kind : the life of Eldrewey Stearns and the integration of Houston