March 20th, 2015
Welcome to “Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List,” a monthly roundup where we share some of the most compelling health care narratives driving the news and conversation in recent weeks.
End Of A Life
In a moving first-person essay in The New York Times, writer and neurologist Oliver Sacks details his diagnosis of terminal cancer and his adjusted outlook toward his remaining time.
“I shall no longer pay any attention to politics or arguments about global warming,” he writes in “Oliver Sacks on Learning He Has Terminal Cancer.” “These are no longer my business; they belong to the future.”
Sacks’ works include The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, which described various neurological conditions and introduced the world to Temple Grandin, a woman with autism who is a bestselling author, autism activist, and professor of animal science.Read the rest of this entry »