Tag: medicine

A dentist jokes with a patient at The Center of Excellence for Children with Immunodeficiencies (CENID) at the Benjamin Bloom National Children Hospital in San Salvador, El Salvador on November 28, 2012.
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December 4, 2017

A new generation of physicians with a pledge beyond doing no harm: to walk alongside their patients as people, and to nurture wellbeing with compassion, thoughtfulness, and integrity.

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May 4, 2016

From Game of Thrones to a biological time capsule in Norway, fascinating reads on what’s happening in our collective culture with wise meditations on mutual trust in our individual power to rise and thrive.

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April 24, 2016

The rigors of medical school and practice weigh heavily on the inner lives of doctors. A pediatric doctor chronicles her journey with medicine and the challenge of compassion fatigue.

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April 19, 2016

Waiting for test results in a hospital can be a solitary event. And unexpectedly quiet in certain waiting rooms. Jane Gross on the silent solidarity of women forged while waiting for the results of their mammogram tests each year.

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February 7, 2016

Is it possible to teach doctors how to give bad news? A writer’s probing reflection on hearing — and giving — the hardest messages to receive.

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January 18, 2015

We rarely know the pain and suffering that envelops the people closest to us. In this loving tribute, the poetic structure of an Auden poem serves as a frame to remember a neighbor who loved dogs but couldn’t hang onto life.

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February 21, 2014

A Quaker chaplain offers some candid insights on being a minister to trauma. In the midst of chaos and suffering, she writes, deep shame can transform itself into hope.

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October 26, 2013

You will not believe how a cancer doctor uses the venom from a scorpion’s sting to paint the malignant tumors in children’s brains and lymphatic systems. And, in the process, tap the human spirit.

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March 7, 2013

How would we treat people differently if we could hear what they hear, see what they see, feel what they feel? A video from the Cleveland Clinic encourages us to reimagine the people and spaces around us to foster deeper connection and well being.

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July 12, 2012

Krista kicks off her series of live, public interviews with Dr. Abdallah Daar, a global health expert who says “innovation is the exit strategy for aid” and that health care inequities in struggling countries are an ethical issue that needs to be righted. Watch the first conversation in this series of five conversations predicated on the theme of “Inspire. Commit. Act.”

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March 25, 2012

Few features of humanity are more fascinating than creativity; and few fields right now are more fascinating than neuroscience. Rex…

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June 9, 2009

A few days ago, a “Speaking of Faith” Google alert highlighted Kaye Thompson’s blog entry about her first year in…