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Narrative Medicine

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist In No Acute Distress -- Episode Twenty-Five: Chasing Empathy

Catherine Armsden | Posted 08.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding cr...

As Women, We Need To Be Able to Discuss Middle Age Without Shame

Nina Lorez Collins | Posted 03.23.2016 | Women
Nina Lorez Collins

As a culture, we skim over menopause as a subject because it's simply not sexy. Men can still age with rugged grace and women are still condescended to as they go gray. Many aging women are, on some level, embarrassed to not be young anymore.

Man Marries Diabetes in Downtown New York City

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Photo credit Michael Dote. The invitation read "Marry the Beast," and more than 100 people were in attendance. The marriage was actually a commitment...

Practicing Narrative Medicine

Samyukta Mullangi | Posted 01.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Samyukta Mullangi

I realize that my naïve pre-medical view on medicine was laughably distorted. Real medicine, real doctoring, is not primarily about making friends out of strangers, and drawing out a patient's entire life-world within the course of a single meeting. At the end of the day, our objective is to be a good doctor first and to discern the details that matter in saving that person's life.

Balancing the Patient Experience with Evidence-Based Medicine

Dr. Paul Marantz | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Paul Marantz

Recently, Dr. Peter Kramer published an intriguing, well-written, but poorly reasoned and potentially dangerous "thought piece" in the New York Times. His article, "Why Doctors Need Stories," contains several logical flaws and erroneous arguments, but the overarching concept is a classic "straw man" argument.

Unfrozen: How a Disney Movie Gave My Daughter Hope

Cathrin Hagey | Posted 04.30.2014 | Parents
Cathrin Hagey

When my daughter and I finally watched Frozen, it was three days after she had been diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome (TS). We walked into the theatre in a highly stressed state, in a degree of shock, but grateful to know what we were dealing with.

Narrative Medicine: Patient-Centered, Touchy-Feely Health Care

Janice Van Dyck | Posted 07.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Van Dyck

Narrative medicine, and the resulting application of its principles to medical ethics, seems to me a bright new star in the universe of medical possibilities.

Should Illness Memoirs Be Held To The Standards Of Literature?

The New York Times | ABIGAIL ZUGER, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Should memoirs of illness be held to the same standards as other writing? Or do reader and writer form a different relationship when the health crisis...