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Author Archive: Lucy Bruell

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07/26/2016

Learning Empathy through Chekhov

Guy Glass, MD, MFA, Clinical Assistant Professor Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics Stony Brook School of Medicine I am a psychiatrist who writes plays and has several professional productions and published plays to my credit. Having recently earned an MFA in theater from Stony Brook University, I […]

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07/20/2016

Richard Selzer and Ten Terrific Tales

Richard Selzer and Ten Terrific Tales by Tony Miksanek, MD Family Physician and Author, Raining Stethoscopes If there were a Medical Humanities Hall of Fame, physician-writer Richard Selzer (1928-2016) would be a first-ballot selection. And likely by a unanimous vote. The diminutive doctor had a very large presence in the […]

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05/05/2016

Rx: Literature | A Reading to Celebrate Bellevue Literary Review’s 30th Issue

PLEASE JOIN US Monday, May 16th | 6pm Bellevue Hospital, 462 First Avenue at 28th St. - Chapel Hall Our readers: Sonni Aun had the great fortune of growing up all over the world and is now a painter and writer in New York City. She holds a BA in […]

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03/29/2016

NYU Center for Humanities Event Imagining Illness: Pulitzer Prize Winners on Truth and Fact in Narrative David Oshinsky and Paul Harding

By J. Russell Teagarden On a recent winter's evening, Pulitzer Prize winners David Oshinsky and Paul Harding appeared together at the NYU Center for Humanities in an event cosponsored by the NYU Division of Medical Humanities and the Bellevue Literary Press. Erika Goldman, the publisher and editorial director of the […]

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03/23/2016

Cortney Davis – When the Nurse Becomes a Patient: A Story in Words and Images

NYU Langone Medical Center welcomed author/painter Cortney Davis to the Smilow gallery for the opening of "When the Nurse Becomes a Patient." Laura Ferguson's interview with Ms. Davis appears here. Exhibition presented at the NYU Langone Medical Center Art Gallery by the Art Program and Collection. Photo: Art Program and […]

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03/02/2016

The Patient Experience Book Club at NYU Langone Medical Center

When an AP reporter called to tell Erika Goldman, publisher of The Bellevue Literary Press, that its novel, Tinkers, by Paul Harding, won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, "it was akin to receiving a blow to the head," she said. "It was concussive." For the first time since 1981, […]

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08/04/2015

Close Observation: Nursing & Writing

From the Division of Medical Humanities Newsletter: What is it like to be both a nurse and a writer, and how does one inform the other? The Bellevue Literary Review, a journal of humanity and human experience published by NYU Langone Medical Center, recently held a fascinating roundtable discussion on […]

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07/31/2015

Oliver Sacks – “My Periodic Table”

From the Division of Medical Humanities Newsletter: A moving essay from the great Oliver Sacks serves as a primer for embracing life, and science, even as the end approaches: "And now, at this juncture, when death is no longer an abstract concept, but a presence — an all-too-close, not-to-be-denied presence […]

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06/09/2015

Cortney Davis – When the Nurse Becomes a Patient: A Story in Words and Images (Part II)

(Kent State University Press, 2015) [Editor's Note: This is Part II of a dialogue between author and painter Cortney Davis and our Art Editor Laura Ferguson. Part I can be read here.] Laura: I'd love to know more about your studio process. I see that some of the pieces are […]

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06/02/2015

Cortney Davis – When the Nurse Becomes a Patient: A Story in Words and Images – Part I

A dialogue with Art Editor Laura Ferguson Carol Donley, in her annotation of Cortney's book in the LitMed Database, writes that "the vivid paintings speak for themselves, and they add a different way of knowing not available through words." As an artist whose work explores the experiences of her own […]

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