Louise Aronson appears often in the media – in newspapers and magazines, on podcasts, websites, radio and television. Look and listen for her soon on NPR, in the New York Times, on the GeriPal podcast, and on CBS This Morning.
In this “edutainment” style talk, Louise used images, quotations, Literature, and the medical literature to explore our fraught relationship with old age, in medicine but especially in life…
I teach writing to people who, with rare exceptions, are not and will not become writers.” What they are is people with important stories to tell about health, illness, medicine, and healthcare.
Some disabilities are more visible than others but most have work arounds, especially with the right support.
Lancet (with Daniel Marchalik)
Those on stage have taken off their pagers and white coats, signaling their transition from provider to storyteller.
New England Review, NER Vol. 38#3
Vidya Viswanathan interviews Louise about her path to being a physician-writer, why she chose geriatrics, and what advice she has for students and residents.
By Grace Birnstengel
New York Times Sunday Review
Jeanette Leardi asks and answers the age-old question
Back-to-back visits with an internist and an orthopedist reveal biases underpinning U.S. health care’s often inefficient, always expensive, and sometimes nonsensical care
I have used my power, position, and physical strength to defeat him, and I have never felt so ashamed.
In her Class of ’58 Endowed lecture at Harvard Medical School, Louise showed how books, more effectively than other mediums, shape who we become, who we are and how we see the world
In this Commencement Address for the University of Utah Health Sciences, Louise applies Albert Einstein’s comment that “imagination is more important than knowledge” to science, health care, and happiness.
Hippocrates Prize Anthology
Hippocrates Prize Anthology
Not long ago, I sat in on an innovative “case-based learning” session at a medical school I was visiting, an institution rapidly acquiring a reputation for educational courage and innovation.
Medical schools teach young doctors how to separate diseases and organs from the human beings they inhabit. In doing so, they also teach them how to ignore suffering.
I can’t tell you how many people will say they will take whatever risks necessary—even dying, even spending hours on the floor without help—just to stay in their home…Shelter in Place by Jake Miller
New York Times
“It Was the Best of Times . . . It Was the Worst of Times in Health Care”: Louise Aronson Challenges Doctors to a Revolution
by Pat Owens-Liston
Can words heal? Can they make you a better doctor? A better person? Louise is interviewed by Jaqueline Fletcher at the Mayo Clinic Center for Humanities in Medicine
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