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Why Doctors Like Me Need To Read Chronic Illness Memoirs - An essay

Discussion in 'General disability topics and advocacy' started by Helene, Sep 23, 2021.

  1. Helene

    Helene Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    This brilliant essay from Electric Lit is a gem. It's affirming, easy to read, longish and mentions ME & Jen Brea.

    WARNING - I fell in love with the author. You just might too.


    Why Doctors Like Me Need to
    Read Chronic Illness Memoirs

    It's important for us to listen to patients' stories, even the ones where we don't come off looking very good



    Edited for layout.
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2021
  2. Jonathan Edwards

    Jonathan Edwards Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    London, UK
    A very heartening read.
    Starlight, FMMM1, MeSci and 16 others like this.
  3. Chris

    Chris Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    "patients looking to make sense of a complicated illness experience are left to do so on their own"

    Indeed, and we've got some twenty thousand discussions here on s4me to prove this. And counting...

    (although we're not completely on our own… thank you Professor Edwards and the few others who happen to be doctors or researchers here)
  4. DigitalDrifter

    DigitalDrifter Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    He does mention myalgic encephalomyelitis later in the article.

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