Bird’s Eye View shares the human story of health care through a patient’s eyes.
Sue Robins has crafted a compelling manifesto calling for a revolution in health care that is sparked by meaningful partnerships with patients. Professionals and patients alike will resonate with her passionate plea to heal what ails our health care system.
Our appointment was close to an hour long. I knew that was almost unheard of in the world of specialists. Dr. Darwish asked us if we wanted to see some of Aaron’s physical markers. We did. She gently pointed them out. She carefully opened Aaron’s hands, as if to read his palm. She softly showed us his lower-set ears and the gap between his toes. She murmured to him as she completed her examination. He was not a lab specimen to her. She treated him with such dignity as if he were her own child. A decade later, my eyes still well up, recalling this kindness.
Sue is the mother of a child with a disability and a professional writer. She was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer in 2017. She has been published in The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, Huffington Post, the Canadian Medical Association Journal and the Journal of Family Nursing.
Bird’s Eye View is to be released in November 2019 by Bird Communications. The genres are health care and memoir.
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