INTIMA SPRING 2019 | NON-FICTION
Daddy | Jennifer Abcug
Role reversal: A daughter learns about kidney dialysis and a new way to take care of her father.
Diabetes Diary | Jonathan Garfinkel
Reflections on the experience of diabetes and the promises — and the limits — of technology.
Edentulism | Justin Millan
After working a code that fails: Twenty, thirty, forty-five minutes to transform the scene before the family arrives.
The Gypsy | Alyse Keller
Crazy things happen: An amusing tale involving MS, drinks, daughters, a mom—and happy (sort of) accidents.
Hallelujah | Suzanne Ohlmann
Laughter, song, and poop jokes: a woman and her mother-in-law share joy during a time of sickness
March Manic | Lisa Jacobs
The frenzy of Spring brings out frazzled late night decision-making in the Psychiatric emergency room.
Numb | Nikhil Barot
A physician navigates the concepts of feeling and pain in trying to care for a cancer patient.
Personal Effects | Kerry Leddy
A grieving mother tries to understand her daughter through the items she left behind.
Room 427 | Zainab Mabizari
An emotionally engaging portrayal of a daughter’s attempt to understand her father’s gradual death.
Vacant Lots | Laura Anne White
Death, on a daily basis, wears on a clinician’s soul. Sometimes, imagining ‘how it might have been’ for a patient, can be a resolution.
Watch and Wait | Orly Farber
When cancer is in the family, it’s not always easy for a clinician to be an onlooker.
The Witness | Yoshiko Iwai
On shadowing, and what it takes to listen and understand.