Tag Archives: Cheviot Hills

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Christopher H. Cameron Kelso, Scottish Borders, United Kingdom   Cheviot Hills in early spring The call came at two o’clock from John, a far-flung hill farmer/patient, who sounded puzzled and alarmed. Two teenage girls had arrived at his door in distress and with a garbled tale. They and a third young girl had been dropped […]

“Hills Like White Elephants” and the collusion of non-communication

Clayton J. Baker Rochester, New York, United States  Photography by Vanessa p.     There is a particular type of dysfunctional communication that can occur between doctor and patient, a sort of a temporary folie-a-deux. This “collusion of non-communication” happens when a doctor-patient interview reaches a topic that one or both parties find particularly distasteful, […]