When We Kneel, We Learn




Dudley, Kayla M.

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When We Kneel, We Learn is an autobiographical work based on Kayla Dudley’s experience in a caregiving facility over the expanse of two years. The book touches on the relationships she cultivated with the elderly -- including those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The audience that the author hopes to reach are those that are interested in caring for the geriatric population, through the lens of Christianity. However, the lessons that are learned throughout the piece are so profoundly human, that they are accessible to anyone who wants to deepen their relationships and have a greater understanding of others. The memoir is shaped in such a way that it gives the reader insight into the personalities of our elders, including quotes and stories from individual persons, as well as ways that Kayla learned to approach caring for those enduring the effects of aging.



caregiving, faith, geriatrics, caregiver burnout, COVID, coronavirus, elderly, God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Honors College


Dudley, K. (2020). When we kneel, we learn (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.


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