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This month...
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Soul Stories
 
Josephine Ensign
 
About the artist: 

Josephine Ensign is a nurse and writer. She teaches health policy and health humanities at the University of Washington, Seattle. She is the author of the medical memoir Catching Homelessness: A Nurse's Story of Falling Through the Safety Net.
 
About the artwork: 

This photograph is part of the artist's multimedia digital humanities project Soul Stories: Voices From the Margins, about the role of narrative in health and healing in the context of trauma. The Soul Stories project includes photographs and digital storytelling videos to accompany a forthcoming book of essays and poems about her search for ways to humanize health care for patients, families, communities and providers. "I took this photograph while writing a lyric essay, 'Foot Notes,' which concludes with this line: 'Feet take us to new territory; they witness and record our journey.'
 
Visuals Editor: 

Sara Kohrt
 

Encounters

mainencounterspicWe are proud to announce Encounters, our latest feature. Patients talk about their healthcare experiences, share stories about their lives outside the doctor's office and reflect on how these two worlds affect one other.

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