This guide provides supplemental texts and information for the course Body in Pain.
Last Updated: Apr 7, 2015
How it feels to fight for your life
Call Number: RJ380 .K74
Fourteen children tell how they battle pain, uncertainty, and the changes brought about in their lives by serious illness such as cancer, severe burns, asthma, and kidney failure.
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Welcome! This guide was created to provide additional resources and information to students in ENG 200, Body in Pain.
- Caring Bridge
Free non-profit website dedicated to helping people communicate with loved ones throughout a serious health event - example of how technology has made discussing illness much more public.
- Disability Studies: Information and Resources
Edited and compiled by Steven Taylor, Bonnie Shoultz, and Pamela Walker.
- Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making
We are a non-profit organization advancing research, policy, and clinical models that assure patients are fully informed and involved in decisions that affect their health and well-being.
Database of personal experiences of illness and health. Watch or listen to videos of interviews and read about people's experiences.
- Map Foundation: Creating a Language for Living
Uses the creative arts to express and communicate complex and painful issues related to serious illness and dying.
- Medical Humanities
This site is dedicated to providing a resource for scholars, educators, students, patients, and others who are interested in the work of medical humanities. The humanities and arts provide insight into the human condition, suffering, personhood, our responsibility to each other, and offer a historical perspective on medical practice.
- The Wounded Storyteller: a framework for illness narratives
by Abby Caplin, MD, MA
- Transcultural Nursing
The mission of TCNS is to enhance the quality of culturally congruent, competent, and equitable care that results in improved health and well being for people worldwide. The TCNS seeks to provide nurses and other health care professionals with the knowledge base necessary to ensure cultural competence in practice, education, research, and administration.
"Based on the profoundly moving true story that captured the world’s attention. A truly joyous experience, The Sea Inside celebrates the nature of freedom and love, and the mystery and beauty of life." (http://www.newline.com/properties/seainsidethe.html)