“Notes from a Healer” — A New Era

As it was New Year’s Eve, my new employer told me I could close the after-hours care center early. “You probably won’t have much business,” he said. “People will be getting ready to celebrate, and I hear we might get some snow.”

I informed my medical assistant of the plan. “We’ll see how the evening unfolds,” I told him. “If it’s dead, we’ll pack it in. I suppose you have plans to celebrate?”

“I never make plans,” my medical assistant said. In some respects, he is a wise fellow. more»

My latest installment of Notes from a HealerA New Era — is now online, newly published in the Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine.

The Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine is an online journal fostering discussion about the culture of medicine, medical care, and experiences of illness. Interested readers can access a list of editorial board members and regular contributors here.


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