Monthly Archives: May 2018

“The social construction of our interpretations” (Paul Farmer)

Dr. Paul Farmer reflects on the importance of anthropology in health care, in a recent Harvard Gazette interview: “…Q: How important to your career is the blend of medicine and anthropology? A: It was and is very important. … each … Continue reading

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Religion and Narrative Medicine: Table Talk

View this 30-minute conversation on the power of stories in healing. Eva Bleeker (on the left) is a chaplain who (since this video) recently completed graduate studies in narrative medicine at the Columbia program she describes in the discussion. The … Continue reading

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With Watering, Can

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On Speech: A Gentle Reminder

(This photo–cannot find credit but will post here if found–was taken after the Hurricane Katrina disaster in New Orleans and was broadly posted online, where I found it in 2015, as “a solid and bold reminder of how important it … Continue reading

Posted in Marketplace photo, Overheard, Reflection

What has religion to do with psychiatry?

For those of you who might be in the Harvard Longwood area this afternoon: Alexander Moreira-Almeida, M.D., Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Psychiatry, as well as the Founder and Director of the Research Center in Spirituality and Health at Federal … Continue reading

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News In Context

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Take a Walk in the Woods

itching over the green of spring and feeling a bit too stuck in a city (or perhaps a windowless room somewhere)? follow the walk from map to sign Better Solution: Turn The Computer OFF and Go Take a Real Walk!

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