Bringing Life Into Death

The desire to give death meaning is universal. Death allows us to understand that our existence is finite, and this in turn grounds us in our experiences. But despite the advancements humankind has made in the fields of science and technology, death itself remains one of life’s unsolved mysteries. If death has a purpose, what…

Create/ Elizabeth Jameson

How does your artwork navigate the divide between science and art? My artwork lives at the intersection of science, art, and technology. Connecting these communities has given me so much joy and enabled me to challenge how so many people looking at disease from various perspectives see themselves, their work, and their community. I am…

3 Ways Patients Are Changing the Treatment Realm

We are in the midst of a paradigm shift. The ways in which healthcare is being delivered and received in the West are changing. Now the patients, together with their practitioners, are driving new agendas of treatment and care based on their own needs and decision-making processes. While the basic dyad of healthcare experiences between…

The Necessity of Pleasure and Finding the Pleasure of Necessity

In times when the rights to freedom are becoming more nuanced, desire and health remain two apparently incompatible quests. Could the future hold opportunities to transform this dichotomy into an alliance of unexpected, valuable, and meaningful synergies? At first glance, desire and health may seem to be almost opposites. Desire is often seen as an uncontrollable, mostly emotional, and sometimes physical power. Health is mostly associated with the medical and mental state of the body, a consequence…

Can Good Health Care Be Found On Google?

I remember when I used to have to book an appointment to see my doctor. There wouldn’t be any availability for at least a week; I would spend hours in the waiting room before being rushed through, having submitted to some sort of uncomfortable exam. I’d be given no time to think, let alone ask…