Intima Archives / FIELD NOTES M-Z by title

 

"Meaningfull" | Daniel Waters | FALL 2015

Definitions, definitions... even surgeons need to cut to the chase.

Medical Metamorphosis | Jessica Little | FALL 2014

During residency, a doctor facing alienation struggles to maintain her humanity.

Migrations | Esther Lee | SPRING 2016

A medical student and her patient struggle to communicate in a hospital far from their native countries. 

Morning | Olivia DiLeonardo | FALL 2015

An acknowledgment of significance in the fragments of a day.

My First Code Blue | Rayda Joomun | SPRING 2017

From the lifeless body wheeled in by his wife and daughter to her own father gasping for air at home, this piece taps into the emotion of code blues.

My Year in Narrative Medicine | Dana Gage | FALL 2011

A doctor reflects on learning a new discipline that is enlightening, rigorous and mysterious.

Nails | Katarina Doan-Thu Nguyen | SPRING 2013

One doctor learns that eyes aren't the only window into the soul.

Not In Our Bed | Giamila Fantuzzi | SPRING 2017

The preservation of one's dying wishes.

One Thousand and One Diagnoses | Anna Rita Amboziak | SPRING 2014

It isn't always easy to engage a patient in narrative discourse, but the effort to do so has value.

Palpate: To Examine by Touch | Carly Bergey | FALL 2016

A family vacation forces a woman to confront the physical evidence of her father's throat cancer.

Parodoxical Wishes | Dan Luftig | FALL 2013

Should a doctor feel guilty if he wishes for an unusual case? Can anything assuage that guilty feeling?

Pedagogy By the Oppressed: My Journey to Narrative Medicine | Apurva Khedagi | SPRING 2016

Unexpected pathways through the slums of India lead a young woman to a new field.

Poetic Therapy | Elaine Benton | SPRING 2013

A patient with Gaucher's and Parkinson's diseases advocates for poems as well as narrative medicine.

Pomegranate Hearts | Michelle Izmaylov | SPRING 2016

What remains when the forgotten parts of an experience are shed? 

Ready or Not | H. Lee Kagan | SPRING 2014

What is our responsibility to witness a death when there is no one else there to witness?

Semantics in the Elevator | Philip Berry | FALL 2016

Going up? A doctor narrates the complexities of apology within care.

Strength and Courage | David Pineles | FALL 2014

A patient’s mother gives a doctor a lifesaving lesson during pediatric rounds.

Stuck | Vik Reddy | SPRING 2015

A close call brings a medical newcomer to a realization about drawing blood—and his calling.

Suffer Little Children | Pranav Nanda | FALL 2015

A reflection on the initial exposure to suffering, and the price of inaction.

Taking A History | Anand Jayanti | SPRING 2017

In memory of Doris, who lived a colorful life and inspired a medical student.

Talking in Toys | Hans Steiner | SPRING 2015

Listening to a child who needs help is a form of play with profound implications.

Tell Me A Story: Using Narrative History with Older Patients | Chris Frank |     SPRING 2014

Asking about a person's accent or hearing a tale about a moment in history enriches the clinical encounter for everyone involved

The Operation: The Value of Ethnography in Highlighting Social and Personal Complexity | Vaidehi Mujumdar | FALL 2014

In the heart of Mumbai, a researcher comes to understand the value of sharing stories.

Therapy Space | Andrea Hansell | SPRING 2016

Will you pass the "Cockroach test"?

There's A Limit To Your Love | Margot Hedlin | SPRING 2017

A medical student questions the ways compassion might stand in the way of effective medical care.

Things I Learned About Myself on My Surgery Clerkship | Stephanie Yarnell | FALL 2012

When doctors don't listen—to patients and to each other—a needless tragedy can occur.

Toenail Chronicles | Hugh Silk | SPRING 2017

Sometimes a small act of humility can make a big impression on a new patient.

20 Minutes | Andrea Eisenberg | SPRING 2017

How do we make the transition from caring about ourselves to caring for our patients? A meditation on the drive to do that.

Viola Strings and Other Troubles: Mentoring a Medical Student's Artistic Endeavors | Erica Fletcher | SPRING 2014

Being in tune with others involves listening to what they say and considering what they need.

Voices | Susan Hannah | FALL 2011

We hear you: In their daily lives, clinicians listen and respond to a multitude of messages.

What Does a Doctor Look Like? | Lara Devgan | SPRING 2014

Medical competence is judged in many ways, but the perception of it is often predictable.

What Does A Patient Advocate Do? | Ellen Kolton | FALL 2013

There are times when a person who has seemingly lost everything teaches another what matters.

With Dignity | Ashley Chapman | SPRING 2016

A young medical student learns about loss while observing a veteran physician's empathy.

Witness | Anne Robinson | FALL 2013

Observations at a clinic in the Bronx reveal the important role a doula plays in the clinical encounter.

Writing the Cure | Linda Kobert | SPRING 2016

An unexpected diagnosis inspires a nurse to pursue alternative methods of self-care.