Politics and Medicine

Clinicians should understand how they can use the ballot box to advance their patients’ health interests. Jacob King, Deniz Kaya Medical Students, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry   As a health professional working in a sterile environment one might easily find themselves feeling disparately removed from the slimy world of politics. But sadly we […]

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The Forgiveness Project: Stories for a Vengeful Age

Images of Eva Kor embracing former SS guard, Oskar Groening, at his trial in Lueneberg this week have been shared on social media and in newspapers worldwide. These images, and the responses to them, reveal much about the complex, surprising, inspiring and challenging, sometimes even threatening, nature of forgiveness. Our relationship with forgiveness, collective and […]

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Letting go of ourselves; how opening our minds will let us understand our patients by Benjamin Janaway

  Empathy is described by Webster’s dictionary as ‘the feeling that you understand and share another person’s experiences and emotions’ 1, the subjective knowledge that you can be inside the mind of another and feel things as they do. I would argue that although this is a beautiful concept, due to the variation of people’s […]

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The Anthropology of Emory and Ebola: Emory Healthcare Thinks Outside of its “Concrete Box” by Laura Jones

    Two days after Halloween, I met with Dr. Bill Bornstein, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Quality Officer at Emory Healthcare.  I am a cultural anthropologist who has been conducting field work at Emory University Hospital (EUH) for three years, and Dr. Bornstein and I meet monthly to discuss hospital culture, specifically that of […]

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