Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: agape

  • The sophia and phronesis of modern medicine

    Meaghan O’ConnorDurham, North Carolina, United States My first clinical experience was working as a hospice aide my sophomore year of college. During that experience I watched my first patient suffer—physically and spiritually—and eventually die. Not bound by the time constraints of more formal medical settings, I was able to walk with my patient through her…