Liminal Thinking Liminal Thinking - The Pyramid of Belief by Dave Gray In this sketch video, Dave Gray postulates that each of us has own reality based upon our individual pyramid of belief. Recognizing that these pyramids are built upon our life experiences and put us at risk of becoming blind to our assumptions and biases is a particularly resonant message for healthcare professionals whose assumptions and biases can have grave implications.
Contributor: Adam SapersteinSeptember 10, 2015Topics: / / Keywords: / / / /
pulse_blog_banner_200x216pixels Day of Reckoning by Suzanne Minor Our patients' decisions are their own...but it may make them no more easy to understand. In this essay, Dr. Minor explores her own reactions to, and challenges with, accepting the decisions made by a patient.
Contributor: Adam SapersteinAugust 24, 2015Topics: / / Keywords: / / / /
download How We See Ourselves, How We See Others by Emily Pronin Does our ability to know our own volition give us accurate insight into the volition of others? This article argues that the answer is a definitive "No".
Contributor: Rebecca Chason, MDJune 23, 2015Topics: / Keywords: / /
New York Times Old Age, From Youth's Narrow Prism by Marc Agronin This poignant article about a physician’s reaction to an elderly patient offers an insight into what can happen when we assume that other people’s personal context is the same as our own.
Contributor: Adam SapersteinJune 23, 2015Topics: Keywords: / / / /
Radiolab Radiolab presents: Worth What is the value of one year of life?
Contributor: kaelsenerMay 12, 2015Topics: / / / / Keywords: / / / / /
TED Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are While we may be able to identify what body language implies about mood, we are less aware that body language can actually influence it. The implications for communication with patients and colleagues may be profound.
Contributor: Adam SapersteinFebruary 4, 2015Topics: / / Keywords: / / / / /
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.
Contributor: Adam SapersteinJanuary 31, 2015Topics: / / / / Keywords: / / / / / / /
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.
Contributor: Adam SapersteinJanuary 31, 2015Topics: / / / / Keywords: / / / / / / / / /