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, …

Brief Lessons in Person-Centered Care: Please Do Not Place the Chair in the Center of the Room

You are reading one in a series of short posts translating the patient experience to an action-oriented context for clinicians. My wheelchair was outfitted with a tray, which might be convenient if I were cruising the halls of the locked brain injury unit, snacking on Doritos I took away from lunch, sipping stale hospital coffee …