Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Lea Mendes

  • PEACH: Providing end of life care for the homeless

    Lea MendesLisbon, Portugal 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, especially for those who might otherwise die alone. PEACH (Palliative Education…

  • The medical journey of Charles Dickens

    Lea MendesLisboa, Portugal 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 (1812–1870), who had written Oliver Twist (1838) and A Christmas Carol (1843). As for the medical aspects of his…