2016 INTIMA ESSAY CONTEST
Heal! | Randy Hale
After an illness and loss of her chocolate Lab, a doctor isn't sure she's ready to welcome a new dog into her life. Then she meets Haley...
A Healer of Its Own | Connie Shi
How an imaginary dog named Murray makes life less daunting for a patient with Lewy Body Dementia, a neurological condition that is progressive and presently incurable.
The Best Cookies | Catherine Cherry
Breaking the rules to fulfill a dying patient's wishes is a different kind of recipe for healing.
The Sound of Purring | Greg Mahr
It's a hum that can be restorative to a psychiatrist who has been dealt several painful blows.
Zumi, The Palliative Pig | Krista Dobbie
Silliness—a piggy in a bike helmet?—does so much more than just make patients and doctors laugh.