Rooms can confine us or give us a special place to inhabit. Hallways and corridors can lead us where we want to go or lead us astray. Two works in the Fall 2016 Intima, one fiction and one nonfiction, use these physical spaces to represent the emotional struggles that come with severe or mysterious illness.Read More
We learn in medical school to take full social, family and physical histories with a new patient. We use checkboxes to run down the list of points in each history. We are taught to be thorough and document each answer.
While evidence-based medicine and the double-blind study is certainly a valid lens through which to view illness and health... the marginalization of intangibles or unquantifiables such as the patient experience and physician-patient rapport is an unfortunate side effect.Read More