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Author Archive: Lucy Bruell

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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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03/16/2015

Thinking About the Body Through Visual Art

Readers of the Literature, Art & Medicine Blog may remember me as the first Artist in Residence at NYUSOM, or as the creator and teacher of Art & Anatomy in the Master Scholars Program in Humanistic Medicine [previously] [interview]. You may have seen my own or my students' work on […]

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11/14/2014

Finding a Voice

In a small off-Broadway theatre in NYC, it’s opening night for a new play, The Absolutely, Positively, Forget About it, Last Night at Von Dahm’s Sports Bar, Wing Hut and Karaoke Palace. The actors run through their lines one last time before heading to wardrobe, the props are on set, the music and lighting are […]

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11/13/2014

Finding a Voice

In a small off-Broadway theatre in NYC, it’s opening night for a new play, The Absolutely, Positively, Forget About it, Last Night at Von Dahm’s Sports Bar, Wing Hut and Karaoke Palace. The actors run through their lines one last time before heading to wardrobe, the props are on set, […]

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08/26/2014

Medical Humanities – Initiating the Journey at Xavier University School of Medicine

Dr P. Ravi Shankar has been facilitating medical humanities sessions for over eight years, first in Nepal and currently in Aruba in the Dutch Caribbean. He has a keen interest in and has written extensively on the subject. He has previously written several pieces for the Literature, Arts, and Medicine blog. I have always enjoyed […]

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07/16/2014

Reading the Body: Live!

Stacy Bodziak, Managing Editor, Bellevue Literary Review Not many literary evenings are divided into sections on "Dissection," "Bone," "Brain," "HEENT," and "Heart," but then again, it's not often that the readings are selected to complement Frank Netter's iconic illustrations. This past spring, the Bellevue Literary Review (BLR), a journal published by NYU School of Medicine, […]

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06/23/2014

Two Doctors, Two Generations: Q&A with Dr. Barron Lerner

On May 6, 2014, Barron Lerner, MD, PhD, kicked off the Lerner Lectureship series with a talk that explored the evolution of medical ethics through the lens of his father's and his own practice of medicine. Dr. Lerner's father, Phillip I. Lerner, MD, was "a revered clinician, teacher and researcher who always put his patients […]

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