There have been many, many books, articles, essays, and poems written about the cadaver. There have been a similarly large number of writings about why death fascinates us. I will try my best to avoid
Archives for October 2010
This past weekend I attended a course–Practical Aspects of Palliative Care–held by palliative care physicians and specialists from Harvard’s hospitals. It was attended by physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, managers, social workers, and chaplains from across
From Ellen Lerner Rothman’s book, Becoming a Doctor at Harvard Medical School (she graduated from our program about a decade ago, and her book chronicles her experience): At times it felt as if death were everywhere.
We have a weekly course called Patient-Doctor, in which we interview patients at our school’s teaching hospitals to learn how to take a medical history and present clinical cases orally and in writing. We also