Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Fergu Shanahan

  • Waiting

    Fergus ShanahanIreland “Nothing happens. Nobody comes, nobody goes. It’s awful.”― Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot1 Waiting. It’s an inescapable part of the human condition, perhaps, but it is a big part of the experience of illness. Being ill is being patient. Why otherwise use such a word? “Nobody, not even a lover, waits as intensely…