Scan Day!

At every occasion I'll be ready for the funeral. Even if we read too much into the meaning, no matter, turn it up as you read this post. Here are the lyrics. Welcome to scan day, everybody! Our every-eight-week-installment of what is happening inside Adam's head. I get to wear scrubs, the techs are friendly, I see my …

Our Cells; Our Bodies

Introduction: Biology, Bodies, and Minds I framed Glioblastology with an insight from the 20th century French existentialist Maurice Mearleau-Ponty, grounding our mental and emotional states in our bodies and biology. The identification of our "self" with our bodies shapes the framework through which I share content with you. It is our bodies, broken and dependent on others, …

Patient Empowerment and Sticking to a Treatment Regimen

Recently I have been talking about patient-centered healthcare, and I offered a philosophical take on patient empowerment, drawing from my own experience. One important suggestion I advanced is that both patients and medical teams share common ground: asking why? In this post I focus on the patient experience. In the future we will see this question framed for researchers. Patients are often frustrated, …