Colleen Farrell, MD+ Your Authors @colleenmfarrell Internal medicine resident in New York City. Soon-to-be pulmonary and critical care fellow. Writer. Creator of @MedHumChat. Views mine. May. 05, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Today's issue of @JAMA_current celebrates 40 years of "A Piece of My Mind," a humanistic respite in medical literature.

I am so honored that my essay "Systole and Diastole, Strength and Openness" was selected to be republished in this special issue.

 https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/currentissue 

Here is the full text of my essay, which explores the metaphor of the diastole (the heart opening and filling) and the necessary work of tending to our souls:
 https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2765435 

I'm honored to be featured alongside incredible writers like @LouiseAronson @donberwick @gradydoctor @RedMDND and many others. Thank you @PreetiNMalani for editing this column and your beautiful editorial for the issue.

I love this beautiful commentary by Dr. Abraham Verghese @cuttingforstone:

"Stories are instructions for living and are the way we make sense of our lives. We are never in more need of them than now."

 https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2765391 

Full text of the Verghese essay:


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