Empathy is essential to humane health care practice, yet it can be difficult to teach.
Essay and photograph.
Our initiation to healthcare involves a confrontation with death.
Luke had been up for more than twenty-four hours on his second day of work, and was starting to hallucinate.
One autumn morning, two men came to take my mother away.
One morning Dr. Freeman woke up in somebody else’s bed.
We found the old doctor’s bag in some weeds next to the woodpile,
After relating his prognosis to a dying man with widely metastatic cancer
I frowned at the dying rhubarb in my yard.
My dad left me suddenly in 2008.
June 11, 2001