Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Robert Butler

  • Understanding and combatting ageism in healthcare

    Dane WanniarachigeDublin, Ireland As I waited for the tram on a windy day in Dublin, I noticed an older man wearing a flat cap shuffling unhurriedly towards the busy platform with a noticeable parkinsonian gait. The tram slowed to a halt and as soon as the doors opened, a gust of wind blew the gentleman’s…