Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List

Editor’s note: “Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List” is a monthly roundup where we share some of the most compelling health care narratives driving the news and conversation in recent weeks. Why Doctors Need The Humanities Danielle Ofri, a physician at Bellevue Hospital and associate professor of medicine at New York University School of Medicine, has made a name for herself as a doctor who writes—and writes well—with four books published and a slew of narrative medicine publications in the lay press and scholarly outlets. Yet when she was starting out as an attending physician at a teaching hospital in New York, her early attempts to infuse the education of medical students with a touch of the humanities—through the hurried discussion of an essay or poem, for example—felt “supremely awkward.” Ofri writes about the importance of, and pushback against, introducing the humanities into physician training in an essay for PLOS Medicine, “Adding Spice to the Slog: Humanities in Medical Training.” What medical students remember most about their education are the patient stories, Ofri notes. “If medical humanities can help us connect more with those stories, then let’s call in the humanities cavalry, even if there will never be a clinical trial to demonstrate clear and compelling benefit,” she writes. “Lots of what we measure in medicine is unimportant, and lots of what is important is u...
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Publication date: September–October 2020Source: Diabetes &Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research &Reviews, Volume 14, Issue 5Author(s): C. Padmapriya, S. Pushkarapriya, N. Shanmugapriya, K.P. Sushmitha, S. Karthik, M.G. Rajanandh
Source: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 6 July 2020Source: Neuroscience LettersAuthor(s): Zonghong Li, Weiguo Liu, Chaoyong Xiao, Xiao Wang, Xiangrong Zhang, Miao Yu, Xiao Hu, Long Qian
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Authors: Sun H, Hu H, Xu X, Tao T, Liang Z Abstract The study aimed to identify differentially expressed microRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) and explore the mechanisms governing impaired memory and learning ability in developing brains exposed to sevoflurane. A total of six 7‑day‑old male ICR mice were randomly assigned into the sevoflurane anesthesia group (treated with 2.4% sevoflurane) or control group (treated with normal saline solution at the same dose). After 14 days, the mice were subjected to a Morris water maze experiment. Then, the animals were sacrificed and hippocampus tissues were isolated. RNAs in hippo...
Source: Molecular Medicine Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Med Rep Source Type: research
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