For our April Rounds, we welcome Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider and Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter, two of the key clinicians involved in Extremis, a verité documentary exploring the harrowing decisions that doctors, families and patients face in urgent end-of- life cases.
For our October Narrative Medicine Rounds, the Program in Narrative Medicine is honored to present Siri Hustvedt, who is one of the leading American writers of the 21st century. A new book by the publisher DeGruyter, entitled “Zones of Focused Ambiguity in Siri Hustvedt’s Works,” edited by Johanna Hartmann, Christine Marks, and Hubert Zapf, has just been released, and Hustvedt will speak about the ideas and analysis within the new collection.
In December 2014, Mother Jones senior reporter Shane Bauer took a job as a corrections officer at a Louisiana prison run by the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the country’s second largest private-prison company. During his four months on the job, Bauer would witness stabbings, an escape, lockdowns and interventions by the state Department of Corrections as the company struggled to maintain control over 1,500 inmates.
The Intima, a journal of narrative medicine, has a call for submissions out until August 31st.
Elisabeth L. Rosenthal, a New York Times correspondent who trained as a medical doctor, is the author of Paying Till it Hurts, an award-winning 2 year-long series on health care costs and pricing. She is currently completing a book about the commercialization of American medicine.