House staff lecture today covers child maltreatment, and I compare and contrast cases of child neglect. Although reluctant, I feel obligated to include the reality of fatal neglect, with a slide of an intubated girl pictured from the bottom of her dirty feet up. The overriding message I hope is prevention—a chance to reflect on all of our efforts before neglect and abuse happen.
Category: Patient Experience
I was feeling bitterly cold. The shivering did not stop. Unintelligible voices began coalescing into words. Words joined into sentences.
Humanities at the Bedside: A Conversation with Dr. Elisha Waldman and Dr. Steven Field
An edited transcript of an interview with Elisha Waldman, MD, author of This Narrow Space, a memoir of his time working as a palliative care physician in Israel.
Black Births Matter: Black Babies and the Lived Experience of Black Women
Linda Villarosa is a contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine and director of the journalism program at the City College of New York.
The Waiting Game
It is invisible, like the air we breathe. Yet it often pops up like a genie when a doctor meets with a patient. We lightly say ” the result should be back in just a few days,” but that can set off a chain reaction. For us, “just” is the operative word.
Dr. Lucy Kalanithi Speaks on Writing, Love, and Legacy, at NYU Langone Health
Paul was a promising neurosurgeon, nearing the end of his residency training at Stanford University, when he learned of his illness and faced the question of how to make his remaining time as meaningful as possible.
A Poet on Parkinson’s Disease
Dopamine and the drugs that act like dopamine have been used to treat Parkinson’s disease symptoms for many decades.
Theatrical Reading Gives Viewers New Perspective on ‘End of Life’
On Thursday, October 26, Theater of War Productions brought an innovative and emotionally charged project to NYU Langone Health. In a performance entitled “End of Life,” actors drew the audience into a world of suffering patients and conflicted caregivers through readings of ancient Greek tragedies– Sophocles’ Philoctetes and Women of Trachis.
Richard Selzer and Ten Terrific Tales
Richard Selzer and Ten Terrific Tales by Tony Miksanek, MD Family Physician and Author, Raining Stethoscopes If there were a Medical Humanities Hall of Fame, physician-writer Richard Selzer (1928-2016) would …