George Yancy: The “Problem” Isn’t Disabled Bodies — It’s the Violent Structure of Our Society
Christine Wieseler argues that medical models of disability “blame the victim” by emphasizing the idea of a conception of embodied normativity. In contrast, social models of disability rethink ways of “helping people to figure out how to live with impairments and chronic illnesses.”
October 17, 2022 · Leave a comment
Jason Irwin: Their Hands
All I remember were their hands holding me down: my mother’s father’s, a young nurse who gripped my left arm, and the doctor, who, before each prick into my skin, assured me it wasn’t a needle, just his finger.
October 15, 2020 · 4 Comments
Michelle Tarbox, M.D: I do not want to be a hero
I have fought for my patients,
but my patience wears thin.
May 1, 2020 · 4 Comments
Ben Martin: COVID-19 and Philip Roth’s Nemesis
The practice of medicine demands answers, yet to practice medicine in the United States is an invitation […] to be swallowed by suffering that eludes meaning.
March 18, 2020 · 4 Comments
Sarah Lazare: ‘Duty to Refuse’: Top Medical Groups Back Nurse Who Said ‘No’ to Force-Feeding Guantanamo Hunger Strikers
‘Force-feeding a competent person is not the practice of medicine; it is aggravated assault.’ Leading medical groups are speaking out in support of a U.S. Navy nurse who refused on … Continue reading →