Articles written by me on Self-care and Palliative Medicine
On Self-Care & Palliative Medicine

Kindness

The Kindness of Strangers

The Kindness of Strangers

  “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” —Aesop 550 BC.   In a medical setting, kindness is especially welcome and meaningful.   Even when things seem to be going well, healthcare encounters provoke anxiety. You’re going for your annual assessment and you

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Maternal Instinct

Another Mother’s Day just past. The lifetime bond that many of us form with our Mom’s is a source of joy not only to them but also to merchants, florists, and interstate telephone companies who benefit from our tangible expressions of thanks, nostalgia, and love each year.

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The Art of Medicine

Have you ever wondered about the symbol of medicine, the caduceus? It’s two serpents entwined on a staff. Rooted in Greek and Roman mythology, one snake is Knowledge and the other isWisdom. According to legend, Hermes (messenger of the other gods as well as the god of science,

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My Philosophy

(Latin: doceō, I teach) I learned in medical school that the word, doctor, comes from the Latin word for teacher. I hold that thought closely... read more

Hinesights on Health

These are articles I wrote while in private practice in the early 2000’s. These many years later, I still have folks who ask for links, so I’ve kept them active... read more