Recommended Reading

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!

Novels/Memoirs
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
Short Stories/Collections
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.” http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/03/opinion/sunday/weighing-the-end-of-life.html
Hempel, Amy. “In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is Buried.” http://fictionaut.com/stories/amy-hempel/in-the-cemetery-where-al-jolson-is-buried.pdf
Remen, Rachel Naomi, M.D. Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal
Serber, Natalie. Shout Her Lovely Name.
Children’s Books
Kaufman, Diane. Bird That Wants to Fly.
Kaufman, Diane. Missing Mommy
Nonfiction Books
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. 
Nonfiction Articles
Aronson, Louise, M.D. “How Do We Tell the Stories of Medicine?” http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2814%2960707-8/fulltext?rss=yes
Gawande, Atul, M.D. “Letting Go.” http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2010/08/02/letting-go-2
Koven, Suzanne, M.D. “The Doctor’s New Dilemma.” http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1513708
Leardi, Jeanette. “Roots, Shoots, and Fruits.” http://changingaging.org/blog/roots-shoots-and-fruits/
Leardi, Jeanette. “Old Stories, New Lives.” http://changingaging.org/blog/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.” https://www.thepermanentejournal.org/files/Spring2004/terrain.pdf
Websites
LITMED: Literature Arts Medicine Database: http://medhum.med.nyu.edu/ 

2 thoughts on “Recommended Reading

  1. A friend just sent me a link to this website. You have my attention.
    I am a cancer survivor with a story of HOPE to share. I have been looking for new ways to share it.
    My newly released book, Jeri Houle: My Story of Courage and Hope Fighting Blood Cancer, is the patient narrative through the medical journey – from diagnosis to remission.

    I look forward to following along! Keep me posted!

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