INTIMA SPRING 2017 | FIELD NOTES
A Perfect Distance | Grace Kao
Encounters between two daughters of immigrants unfold much like the creases and folds of the origami they share as one counsels another.
The Arc of Serenity | Joy Liu
An elderly patient teaches a doctor important life lessons.
As (Not) Seen On TV | Robert Spencer
Much of medicine is trial and error: It's a lesson a young doctor learns early.
Bright is the Ring of Words | Richard Westcott
A retired family doctor in England invites the reader to enjoy the flavor of words.
A nurse reflects on an early patient experience, and on what she’s learned since.
Collector's Envy | Emily Milam
Patients are more than just a diagnosis at our educational disposal.
The Crash | Jake Minor
A soon-to-be medical student struggles with the indignity of his father's last months with cancer.
Don't Worry, At Least We Will Die Together! | David Hilden
One doctor's journey to connect medical education between the United States and the Middle East has many terrifying (but also numerous humorous) moments.
A 19th-century German doctor, hot bath tests, and MS flares: a weather report of an illness.
Wrestling with the challenges of integrating culture into patient care, using lessons learned in St. Lucia.
My First Code Blue | Rayda Joomun
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.
Not In Our Bed | Giamila Fantuzzi
The preservation of one's dying wishes.
Taking A History | Anand Jayanti
In memory of Doris, who lived a colorful life and inspired a medical student.
There's A Limit To Your Love | Margot Hedlin
A medical student questions the ways compassion might stand in the way of effective medical care.
Toenail Chronicles | Hugh Silk
Sometimes a small act of humility can make a big impression on a new patient.
20 Minutes | Andrea Eisenberg
How do we make the transition from caring about ourselves to caring for our patients? A meditation on the drive to do that.