Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Support Players

  • Support players in the story of an illness – how to behave

    Fergus ShanahanIreland One of the poems written by Seamus Heaney after recovering from a stroke was inspired by the well-known biblical story in which a sick man is miraculously cured. However, the Nobel laureate was drawn neither to the patient nor to the healer—“not the one who takes up his bed and walks”—but to those…