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Survive & Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine is dedicated to improving the odds of survival and living well through education. We are committed to engendering and facilitating restorative therapies for the sick and injured, their caretakers, families, and medical professionals. We welcome all who are dedicated to saving lives and the aesthetic experience in healing regardless of the kind of illness or injury.

See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.

Current Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2 (2020) Special Issue on Diversity and Community in Narrative Medicine and the Medical Humanities

Editors' Note


In this special issue of Survive and Thrive, we ask practitioners and scholars of medical humanities and narrative medicine to explore diversity and community in medicine. The related fields of medical humanities and narrative medicine are built on a foundation of patient advocacy. In recent years it has been noted that the fields of medical humanities and narrative medicine need to pay more attention to issues of diversity including, but not limited to, race, sexuality, gender, socioeconomic status, and disability.

We include articles, creative works, reflective texts, and photography that demonstrate and/or critique the work of medical humanities and narrative medicine to empower, enrich, or illuminate historically underserved communities. Current criticism within this field discusses ways in which to bring diverse voices into the field. In this issue, we hear from artists, writers, practitioners, educators, and students from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Cover Art: "Silhouettes in Color" by Arne Hoel

Steve Katz, an editor of Survive and Thrive, recused himself from this issue because he submitted for publication and appears as an author. -The Editors

Articles

Poems

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Escaping the Smoke
Tiernan C. Middleton

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Black Raspberries
Ashley E. Francis

Editors

Suzanne Black
Associate Professor, Department Chair of English, SUNY Oneonta
Scott Koski
Assistant Adjunct Professor of English, St. John's University
Julia Brown
Adjunct Lecturer of English, Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning Center, City College of New York