The NWNMC committee members put together the following list of recommended reading. The list came from a natural sharing of resources and ideas. There is no rhyme or reason to the list–just a few recommendations we thought we’d pass along. Enjoy!
Bateson, Mary Catherine, Ph.D. Composing a Life.
Coutts, Marion. The Iceberg: A Memoir
Kalinithi, Paul, M.D. When Breath Becomes Air.
Sacks, Oliver, M.D. Gratitude.
Sadowski, Frank. Back to Life: A Bladder Cancer Journey.
Serber, Natalie. Community Chest.
Thomas, Abigail. What Comes Next and How to Like It.
Winakur, Jerald, M.D. Memory Lessons: A Doctor’s Story.
Adrian, Chris, M.D. “A Child’s Book of Sickness and Death,” A Better Angel.
Aronson, Louise, M.D. A History of the Present Illness.
Aronson, Louise, M.D. “Weighing the End of Life.”
Didion, Joan. “After Life.”
Faller, Veronica. “Morning Rounds.”
Hempel, Amy. “In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is Buried.”
Remen, Rachel Naomi, M.D. Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal.
Serber, Natalie. Shout Her Lovely Name.
Kaufman, Diane. Bird That Wants to Fly.
Kaufman, Diane. Missing Mommy.
Charon, Rita, M.D., Ph.D. Narrative Medicine: Honoring the Stories of Illness.
Fadiman, Anne. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures.
Fox, John. Poetic Medicine.
Gawande, Atul, M.D. Being Mortal.
Kleinman, Arthur, M.D. The Illness Narratives: Suffering, Healing, And The Human Condition
Lamott, Anne. Bird by Bird.
Mukherjee, Siddhartha, M.D. The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer.
Orr, Gregory. Poetry as Survival.
Reiter, Sherry. Writing Away the Demons: Stories of Creative Coping Through Transformative Writing.
Aronson, Louise, M.D. “How Do We Tell the Stories of Medicine?”
Gawande, Atul, M.D. “Letting Go.”
Koven, Suzanne, M.D. “The Doctor’s New Dilemma.”
Leardi, Jeanette. “Roots, Shoots, and Fruits.”
Leardi, Jeanette. “Old Stories, New Lives.”
Meisel, Zachary, M.D. and Karlawish, Jason, M.D. “Narrative vs. Evidence-Based Medicine — And, Not Or”
Stewart, Jon. “The Shared Terrain of Narrative Medicine and Advocacy Journalism.”
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