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The Clinic & The Person

J. Russell Teagarden & Daniel Albrant

       The Clinic and The Person is a podcast developed to summon or quicken the attention of health care professionals, their educators, researchers and others to the interests and plights of people with specific health problems aided through knowledge and perspectives the humanities provide. We are guided by how physician-writer Iona Heath sees the arts adding a view to biomedicine “that falls from a slightly different direction revealing subtly different detail” and how that view applies to particular health care situations. Our aim is to surface these views, and our desire is to present them in ways that encourage and enable health care professionals to fully engage, to consider all sources, not just biomedical, in their roles helping people with their particular health problems. 

       “The Clinic” represents all that Biomedicine brings to bear on disease processes and treatment protocols, and “The Person,” represents all that people experience from health problems. Our episodes draw from works in the humanities—any genre—that relate directly to how people are affected by specific clinical events such as migraine headaches, epileptic seizures, and dementia, and by specific health care situations such as restricted access to care and gut-wrenching, life and death choices. We analyze and interpret featured works and provide thoughts on how they apply in patient care and support; health professions education; clinical and population research; health care policy; and social and cultural influences and reactions.

Andrew Leland’s Country of the Blind: It’s the Same WorldMay 10, 2024
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What Desire Will Shape a World We’re Left?: Poet Micheal O’Siadhail on CovidApril 03, 2024
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AIDS in the Comics: The Graphic Memoir Taking Turns with MK CzerwiecFebruary 27, 2024
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Life Imitates Art: Covid-19 EditionJanuary 29, 2024
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Painting with Empathy: The Expressionist Art of Edvard Munch with Curator Øystein UstvedtDecember 27, 2023
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Reconciliation and Denial: Two Elements of Family Dementia StoriesNovember 29, 2023
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He Wants to Itch at It: A Novel, Play, and Movie Imagining DementiaOctober 27, 2023
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When Neurons Get Tied Up in Knots: Human Fallibility and Folly in Asylum PsychiatrySeptember 26, 2023
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The Dose Makes the Poison: Two Novels, Two Poisons, Two Emergency Medicine PhysiciansAugust 24, 2023
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If Pain Were Coupled with Light: The Novel The Illumination with Dr. Ron BoedingJuly 27, 2023
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How Terrible it Was: Three Takes on the AIDS Crisis with Dr. Ross SlottenJune 23, 2023
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Getting Dopesick: Four Angles on the Opioid CrisisApril 23, 2023
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A Lifespan the Length of a Dog’s: Illness as Loss in the Novel So Much For ThatMarch 21, 2023
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I Hold You Still?: Poet Micheal O’Siadhail Explains Parkinson’s Disease in SonnetsFebruary 18, 2023
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Beautifier or Destroyer: Tuberculosis in Two PaintingsJanuary 19, 2023
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Six Kopeks or Your Life: Two Short Stories about Health Care Professionalism and AccessDecember 16, 2022
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Sweet Sand of Time: James Dickey’s poem Diabetes with Guest Dr. Jack CoulehanNovember 27, 2022
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When the Bolt Touches Flesh: Living with Epileptic SeizuresOctober 12, 2022
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Holes and Lobotomies: Seeing and Feeling MigraineSeptember 22, 2022
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Introducing The Clinic & The PersonSeptember 15, 2022
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