Blog RSS Blog.

Author Archive: Lucy Bruell

About Lucy Bruell

04/14/2014

Visualizing Empathy: An interview with Laura Ferguson

Artist Laura Ferguson developed a lifelong passion for drawing the body, both inside and out, as a child when she was bedridden with scoliosis. Five years ago she created an Art and Anatomy seminar in the Masters Scholars program, as part of an artist residency at NYU SOM.

The class, which includes medical students, faculty [...]

Full Article

11/27/2012

The Social Construction of Cancer – Part 3

Editor’s Note: This is the third of four installments from guest blogger Dwai Banerjee, a doctoral candidate in NYU’s department of social anthropology. Images illustrated by Amy Potter, courtesy of Cansupport.
Part III
In a later visit with the homecare teams, I met Rajesh – a 29-year-old man who has been battling cancer since his teenage years. [...]

Full Article

This entry was posted in Health Care and tagged , , . Posted by Lucy Bruell. Bookmark the permalink.

11/14/2012

The Social Construction of Cancer – Part 2

Editor’s Note: This is the second of four installments from guest blogger Dwai Banerjee, a doctoral candidate in NYU’s department of social anthropology. Images illustrated by Amy Potter, courtesy of Cansupport.
Part II
However, at this point, Shambu and Rohini’s story took a sharp turn. The palliative care team I was visiting with discovered that, partly because [...]

Full Article

This entry was posted in Health Care and tagged , , , . Posted by Lucy Bruell. Bookmark the permalink.

11/02/2012

The Social Constructions of Cancer

Editor’s Note: This is the first of four installments from guest blogger Dwai Banerjee, a doctoral candidate in NYU’s department of social anthropology. Images illustrated by Amy Potter, courtesy of Cansupport.
Introduction
The contemporary landscape of healthcare in Delhi inspires very little confidence. The lack of public insurance, scarcity of resources and rising cost of care [...]

Full Article

This entry was posted in Health Care and tagged , , . Posted by Lucy Bruell. Bookmark the permalink.

08/15/2012

Island Time

As one might expect, much of medical training occurs in the inpatient setting. Teaching hospitals, brimming with an elaborate hierarchy of trainees and supervisors, offer a critical mass of patients and pathology. Typically these patients present with exceptionally complex histories and comorbidities enriching the substrate of the teaching environment. Counter-intuitively, most doctors do not work [...]

Full Article

This entry was posted in Health Care and tagged , , . Posted by Lucy Bruell. Bookmark the permalink.

06/26/2012

The Artist in the Anatomy Lab

Laura Ferguson came to the NYU School of Medicine as artist in residence in 2008 and currently has an exhibit of her artwork in the MSB Gallery at NYU – Langone. In a previous blog post, Ms. Ferguson discussed how she uses medical imagery in her work. In speaking with her by phone [...]

Full Article

03/09/2012

“Give Me A Shot Of Anything: House Calls to the Homeless”

Students at the NYU School of Medicine rotate through Bellevue Hospital during their medicine clerkship. Many of the patients they meet come from shelters or the street. Concern about how their patients live outside of the hospital is a topic that is often raised in the weekly humanism seminar I facilitate, so I was particularly [...]

Full Article

This entry was posted in Health Care and tagged , , . Posted by Lucy Bruell. Bookmark the permalink.

01/26/2012

Painting the Brain

Painting the Brain
Rachel Hammer is a third-year medical student and MFA candidate at the Mayo Clinic, and a guest blogger on the Literature, Arts, and Medicine blog.

Medical students are in the process of a professional transformation, and it can be cathartic to express those transformations artistically. One’s conceptions of medicine, self, and one’s professional [...]

Full Article

This entry was posted in Health Care and tagged , , . Posted by Lucy Bruell. Bookmark the permalink.

01/13/2012

A Captain of His Ship

This week’s guest post is written by Wil Berry, MD, a resident in psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical Center.

My patient, sporting a surprisingly fresh-looking plaid shirt, is sitting at a table in a courtroom on the 19th floor of Bellevue hospital. His hair, in the midst of a transition from sandy brown to silver, falls [...]

Full Article

This entry was posted in Health Care and tagged , , . Posted by Lucy Bruell. Bookmark the permalink.

12/21/2011

MyRightSelf

Arthur Robinson Williams is a PGY2 Resident in the Department of Psychiatry at New York University. He earned his M.D. and a Master in Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Center for Bioethics. Williams studied photography at Princeton University with Emmet Gowin, Mary Berridge, and Lois Conner. His work, sponsored by [...]

Full Article