Entries in narrative medicine (7)


Off Belay: One Last Great Adventure

In 2015, I helped Jamie Shumway, a patient with ALS, write his memoir. It's now available at Amazon for purchase.

To learn more about the work I did with Jamie, check out the Narrative Medicine tab on this website. 


Off Belay--Coming Soon!

Watch for updates for Off Belay: One Last Great Adventure by Jamie Shumway. Over the last ten months of Jamie's life, I helped him craft his memoir. Jamie approached his ALS with courage and made writing this book his work during his illness. While I miss him dearly, I am so glad that his stories will soon be available to us all.

To preview, go to www.jamieshumway.com

To find out more about my work in narrative medicine, you can click the link on the homepage. 


Guest Blog: Superstition Review

One of the places where I published a story, Superstition Review, asked me to write a guest blog entry. I wrote about the project I'm doing in the infusion center at WVU's Cancer Insitute. I hope you enjoy learning more about the stories I work on with patients with cancer.


Story, Health, and Healing at Wake Forest

This past weekend (Oct. 1) Dominique Bruno, Whit Arnold and I made a trip south to Winston-Salem, North Carolina to attend the "Story, Health, and Healing" event at Wake Forest University. A wonderful event with gracious hosts and thoughtful, well-executed sessions. 

 A big hello to our new friends in NC from your new friends in WV!


Reading: AIS Conference 2015, Merrimack College

"Writing with Old People: Narrative Medicine's Role in Eldercare"