“Notes from a Healer” — The Lives We Touch

Today I placed a tuberculosis test on the forearm of a young lady who is enrolled in nursing school. I’ve known her since she was an infant. She’s all grown up now, striking out on her own. I last saw her several years ago when she came in complaining of panic attacks shortly after her father died from metastatic bone cancer. Back then she was vulnerable; now she’s confident. She’s decided to devote her life to caring for others.  more»

My latest installment of Notes from a HealerThe Lives We Touch — is now online, newly published in the Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine.

The Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine is an online clearinghouse for manuscripts dealing with the humanities and medicine. Interested readers can access a list of editorial board members and regular contributors here.

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