Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: distance

  • COVID time

    Norelle Lickiss  Hobart, Tasmania, Australia     View of Earth, showing Africa, Europe, and Asia–taken by Apollo 11 crewmember. 17 July 1969. Image by NASA, Johnson Space Center. Who will be the chronicler of this?  of how the tower fell,  of how the tolling bell  sounded the world’s crying.    And how the darkness fell,  …

  • Montaigne’s Essays: Emotions and empathy

    David JeffreyEdinburgh, Scotland The term empathy was coined a little over a hundred years ago and since then its definition has evolved. At first empathy was regarded as a sharing of emotions, but modern medicine emphasizes cognitive aspects of the concept.1 Regarding the sharing of emotion with suspicion has led to a form of professionalism…