Living With Uncertainty Punctuated

July 11, 2018 by celia

Recently I was asked if I had read “The Well-Tempered Sentence: A Punctuation Handbook for the Innocent, the Eager and Doomed” by Karen Elizabeth Gordon.

I confessed that I often ignore the rules of punctuation. (more…)


PRESCRIBING E-MAIL

December 18, 2017 by celia

As the year 2017 is coming to a close and a new year is approaching I find myself thinking about what has passed and what’s to come. (more…)


RECORDING VISITS REVISITED

August 28, 2017 by celia

 

A colleague recently forwarded a New York Times article, “The Appointment Ends. Now The Patient is Listening.” The author Paula Span notes new efforts to help patients understand their health status by recording appointments.  (more…)


“It’s Treatable, But Not Curable”

February 1, 2013 by celia

I recently spoke with two physicians about what patients understand the words “treatable” and “incurable” to mean. (more…)


On Being A Patient

September 20, 2012 by celia

Brian Gawlik had been managing his illness for over a decade when we interviewed him in 2008. (more…)