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YouTubeWit by Margaret Edson A powerful investigation into the aspects of life that make it worth living, the nuances of relationships and how one’s approach to life and death can change throughout the process of “living out” one’s end.
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TEDxIs There a Right and Wrong Way to Help Someone? by Ernesto Sirolli The first principle of aid must be respect…but that is neither how it has been nor how it is being delivered. To solve this, Mr. Sirolli exhorts us to simply, “Shut up and listen.”
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TED_light_200x200Can Your Child’s Identity Shape Yours? by Andrew Solomon Listen to Andrew Soloman’s ideas about how one can find profound meaning in differences and how they can shape one’s identity. “As long as you experience your condition as an illness, it’s your prison. Once you experience it as an identity it’s the source of your freedom.”
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RadiolabIn the Running by Diane Van Deren / Mark Phillips Interview Diane Van Deren is one of the best ultra-runners in the world, and it all started with a seizure.
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NY_Mag_com_lockupThe Day I Started Lying to Ruth by Peter B. Bach An oncologist’s account of losing his wife to cancer. An intimate look at how healthcare, relationships, personal desires, expectations, and promises all intersect and influence our lives.
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susu_facingSuleika Jaouad “Health is about adding life to years, not years to life.” A personal website discussing various events, interactions, struggles and celebrations living with cancer and surviving afterwards.
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New York TimesLife, Interrupted by Suleika Jaouad Cancer is not a gift, especially not at 22. But it can change you, prompting you to learn a few things along the way. A young woman’s blogging account of being diagnosed, treated and living with leukemia with her 20s.
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PulseConundrum by Matthew Hirschtritt A third-year medical student’s narrative of wrestling with the discord between the patient he pictured when reading her medical record and the patient he met after walking into the exam room. A contemplation of chronic illness and hidden strengths.
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Positive ExposureBeauty is in the Eye of the Beholder by Dr. Nancy Snyderman Photographer Rick Guidotti is a renowned fashion photographer who has worked in Milan, Paris and New York. Fifteen years ago, he saw the images of patients in medical textbooks and the experience changed his life.
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