Narative Based Medicine
While walking back from the supermarket, Marcia and I became embroiled in a rather abstract conversation. I am not quite sure how it began, but we wondered what it would be like to have the ability to dive into people's heads and live their lives, feel their feelings, and read the archive of their memories, secrets, and lies for a fleeting moment. We would then return to our bodies and quietly chuckle or reel in absolute horror on what we had discovered. Fortunately, this gripping book is a much simpler and safer method of dipping into people's souls. It is fascinating because it places the suffering, afflicted, fighting individual firmly back into the centre stage of the medical performance when, for so long, the patient has shuffled timidly in the wings.
The theatre of our existence continues. We muddle through life writing and rewriting the plot, taking into account forces