"The true healer neither knows nor seeks boundaries between the arts and medicine."
- Richard A. Lippin, M.D. (President of the IAMA)

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Stories Matter: The Role of Narrative in Medical Ethics
- Edited by Rita Charon and Martha Montello

The Patient in the Family: An Ethics of Medicine and Families
- By Hilde Lindemann Nelson and James Lindemann Nelson

Do We Still Need Doctors? A Physician’s Personal Account of Practicing Medicine Today
- By John D. Lantos, M.D.

Stories and Their Limits: Narrative Approaches to Bioethics
- By Hilde Lindemann Nelson

Physician Assisted Suicide: Expanding the Debate
- Edited by Rosamond Rhodes, Margaret P. Battin, Anita Silvers

A Philosophical Disease: Bioethics, Culture, and Identity
- By Carl Elliot

Meaning and Medicine: A Reader in the Philosophy of Health Care
- Edited by Hilde Lindemann Nelson and James Lindemann Nelson

The Fiction of Bioethics: Cases as Literary Texts
- By Tod Chambers

Duty and Healing: Foundations of a Jewish Bioethic
- By Benjamin Freedman, edited with an introduction by Charles Weijer

Is There a Duty to Die? And Other Essays in Bioethics
- By John Hardwig

The Limits and Lies of Human Genetic Research: Dangers for Social Policy
- By Jonathan Michael Kaplan

Genetic Dilemmas: Reproductive Technology, Parental Choices, and Children’s Futures
- By Dena S. Davis

Mortal Lessons: Notes on the Art of Surgery
- By Richard Selzer

Between the Heartbeats: Poetry and Prose by Nurses
- Edited by Cortney Davis & Judy Schaefer

From Detached Concern to Empathy: Humanizing Medical Practices
- By Jodi Halpern

The Healing Art: A Doctor's Black Bag Of Poetry
- By Rafael Campo

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
- By Anne Fadiman

"Illness as Metaphor" (essay)
- By Susan Sontag

Regarding the Pain of Others
- By Susan Sontag

The Illness Narratives: Suffering, Healing and the Human Condition
- By A. Kleinman

Mind, Body, and Medicine
- By Raphael N. Melmed

Doctors' Stories: The Narrative Structure of Medical Knowledge
- By Kathryn Montgomery Hunter

Illness and Culture in the Postmodern Age
- By David B. Morris

Narrative Medicine: Honoring the Stories of Illness (not yet published)
- By Rita Charon

Patient-Centred Medicine
- By Moira Stewart

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