Saturday, August 15, 2015

Pulse-Voices from the Heart of Medicine

Check out Pulse -- a collection of stories by health professionals about the frustrations and satisfactions of their days. Here is how it began:

"I began to wonder what it would be like to have a publication that told the real story of medicine, the one that my colleagues and I experienced every day. A publication that could listen and respond when someone such as the hospital's director of nursing said, as she'd said to me in a stairwell, “For the first time in my long career, I’m ashamed to be in this business.”

A few years after this memorable fire drill, Pulse--voices from the heart of medicine was launched in early 2008 by the Department of Family and Social Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, with the support of colleagues and friends around the country.

Pulse arose out of a belief that our stories and poems can make a difference. They can heal our hurts; they can teach our students to be more compassionate; and they can reveal the truths that need to be told if our healthcare system is ever to right itself. They can bring us together--patients, nurses, doctors, everyone--to share our experiences and achieve a goal we all believe in: better health care for all."

Pulse-Voices from the Heart of Medicine - The Story of Pulse

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