Pulse Conundrum 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 Exposure Beauty 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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Pulse The Pros and Cons of Living with a Terminal Illness by Ellen Diamond An interesting perspective describing ways that a chronic or terminal illness can have advantages as well as disadvantages.
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Pulse Dance in Three Movements by Anna Schmidt A vivid description of life with rheumatoid arthritis, including one woman’s description of giving birth with this condition and concerns about how it will impact her ability to raise her child.
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Pulse In Sickness and in Health by Larry Zaroff One couple’s response to the question of which is worse - losing a loved one or being with them through an unremitting illness that limits your life as well as theirs?
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Pulse Imagine by Linda Koebner Besarta and her family fled Kosovo when she was 10. She was diagnosed with Friederich’s ataxia when she was 11. Now she has “aged out” of a system that helped her and her family cope with her illness. A narrative of illness… written 3 sentences at a time.
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Voice_of_America_Logo.svg_1 Poor Treatment of Mentally Ill Violates Their Human Rights by Lisa Schlein A follow-on to When Doctors Discriminate by Julianne Garey – learn more about the stigma of discrimination and what the World Health Organization has called “a hidden human rights emergency.”
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Washington-Post For People with Disabilities, Doctors Are Not Always Healers by Leana S. Wen Some of the hardest (and most valuable lessons) come during internship year. Such was the case for Dr. Leanna Wen, who faced her fears about medical discrimination when caring for the patient in ER bed #3.
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New York Times When Doctors Discriminate by Juliann Garey On average, people who have mental illness die 25 years earlier than those without one. Could this be due (at least in part) to a disparity in the care they receive as a result of healthcare workers’ stigma?
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