Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Lea Mendes

  • PEACH: Providing end of life care for the homeless

    Lea Mendes Lisbon, Portugal   Retired homeless fisherman (Photo by Pedro Ribeiro Simões, Wikipedia Commons) Homeless people make up a Fourth World population in industrialized as well as developing countries. Homelessness creates a higher risk for disease and premature death. An innovative Canadian program provides care for those who are homeless at the end of life,…

  • The medical journey of Charles Dickens

    Lea Mendes Lisboa, Portugal   John Leech illustration – Scrooge confronts Ignorance and Want in A Christmas Carol. Via Wikimedia. Public domain. At the time of the London Great Exhibition of 1851, the United Kingdom was the wealthiest and most industrialized country in the world.1 The most popular and quintessential Victorian writer was Charles Dickens…