Stories in the Time of COVID-19

Writing helped me through the Covid pandemic. I was thrilled to work on this short commentary with Dr. Arno Kumagai for Academic Medicine. Arno is someone whose work I’d admired long before we became friends. He’s the ultimate physician, educator, philosopher while also one of the most humble people I know. We thought Covid was behind us or in our rearview mirror to stay when we wrote this.

Kumagai, Arno K. MD ; Baruch, Jay MD Stories in the Time of COVID-19, Academic Medicine: August 2021 – Volume 96 – Issue 8 – p 1095-1096 doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000004174

CNN New Day, invited to talk about my STAT piece on a better way to have Covid vaccine conversations September 13, 2021

I finally agreed to be interviewed on television. I felt strongly about the lost art of talking to one other, especially when we hold different opinions. Only by trying to become understandable and relatable to one another will we rise out of the pandemic. Big thanks to CNN…

Speaking the Unspeakable

Speaking the Unspeakable was published in Return to House of God: Medical Resident Education 1978-2008. The book marked the 30th anniversary of the publication of the seminal novel by Samuel Shem. It was edited by Martin Kohn and Carol Donley, pioneers, movers and shakers in medical humanities. This book was published by the wonderful Kent State University Press in 2008.