Intima Archives | ACADEMIC M-Z by title


Mapping Meanings in Motion: Dostoevsky's "Notes From Underground" and Bakhtin's Dialogic Self-Consciousness as a Model for Clinical Interaction | Shreya Jalali | SPRING 2013

Viewing clinical interaction as a dialogue between the Self and the Other adds new dimensions of meaning.

Metaphors of Regulation and Transformation: Narrating Depression Through Neuroscience and the Humanities | Christina Wusinich | FALL 2018

 Complicating a neuroscience approach to the study of depression, this study interrogates how metaphor is a powerful, linguistic tool applied to science, philosophy, and experience of depression.

Medicine and Cultural Competency: What Medical Anthropology Can Teach Us | Nita Bhatia | FALL 2011

Given that physicians have such little time to spend with patients, how, then, are they supposed to adequately meet the demands of culturally competent care? A look at a critical issue in healthcare today.

Physician Culture and Identity: The Portrait of Medicine in Molière | Nicole Mak | SPRING 2015

How the theater of Molière informs the way doctors practice medicine, even today.

Psychedelics and Psychotherapy: LSD-Mediated Psychotherapy and Healing at the Interface of Culture, Ritual and Modern Medicine | Erica Griffith | Fall 2012

A paper on psycho-therapeutic techniques and indigenous healing rituals involving hallucinogens and the medical benefits and socialcontroversies of attending to a patient's inner world.

Robert Frost and the Medical Applications of Poetry | Debbie McCulliss | SPRING 2015

Nuance and nature: Frost's poems help us to navigate the clinical experience in meaningful ways.

The Rhetoric of Addiction | Lea Povozhaev | FALL 2014

How do doctors and patients conceptualize addiction? Delving deep into the rhetoric of illness narratives uncovers differences that impact treatment.

The Scar Project: Visual Language for Telling the Story of Breast Cancer | Lori Kelly | SPRING 2017

Post-cancer portraits aim to redefine the portrayal of breast cancer, in one participant's words, to "reclaim...confidence and learn to see my new self—scars and all—in an entirely different light."

Stories from Kids: The Unheard Voices of Pediatric Patients | Kelley Yuan

Enjoy narrative medicine from a different lens, the lens of children, from the perspective of their art and much more.

The Ted Talk Cure: Cancer and the Transformative Performance of Storytelling | Vinia Dakari | SPRING 2017

Therapy through narrative: A look at how TED talks provide a source for examining illness.

Storytelling, Illness and Carl Jung's Active Imagination: A Conversation with Dr. Rita Charon of the Narrative Medicine Program | Kelly Goss | FALL 2016

A student introduces Rita Charon to Carl Jung's theories and they discuss the overlapping fields of thought and practice over a cup of tea. 

Tracking the Professsionalism of Medical Students Using Blog Posts About Death | Tavis Apramian | FALL 2012

The analysis of medical blogs works to tease apart the emotional experiences of individual physicans and students from the politicized pressure that a physician is required to assume and thus can help identify ways that physicians process and present their experiences.

Truth Disclosure in Medical Settings | Blake Rosenthal | SPRING 2013

Multiple perspectives on truth and confidentiality within clinical encounters.

The Use of Narrative Practices by Expatriate Health Care Providers Treating Ebola Patients in Western Africa from 2013-2016 | Marina Catallozi, Tim Cunningham and Megan Striplin | FALL 2016

Lessons in self-care for clinicians: A look at the ways narrative practices such as art, journaling and writing aided health care workers during the Ebola crisis.

What the Parrot Saw: A Linguistic Analysis of Narrative Fragmentation | Amelia van der Merwe

This study explores how trauma can lead to narrative breakdown, which in turn often leads to a revision of personal priorities, beliefs and values.

Wisdom in the End: Folktales and Narrative Technique in End-of-Life Palliation | Henry Sussman and Jeffrey Newman

The “confrontation with encroaching death is a life-event whose structure shares much in common with the world classics of children’s folklore,” say the authors.