I enjoyed this opportunity to geek out humanities-wise with the brilliant and always insightful health humanities scholar Prof. Sarah Berry for Synapsis: A Health Humanities Journal out of Columbia University about the forthcoming Tornado of Life. May 22, 2022
Category: Selected words & media
Mrs. J wanted a blanket in the emergency department. Saying no chips away at my soul
When Omicron was crushing ERs and our communities, even small gestures of empathy became hard. At its worst, it felt like risk management. STAT February 6, 2022
The Inning Isn’t Over’: On Baseball And The Pandemic
I’m so grateful the editors of Cognoscienti publish my little pieces, especially this one, which appeared on baseball’s opening day, April 1, 2021, the equivalent of a holiday for baseball fans.
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
It’s easy to judge the unvaccinated. As a doctor, I see a better alternative.” STAT August 27, 2021
In this piece I argued for reason. Not exactly a novel concept. And yet… STAT August 27, 2021
Public Books 101 Podcast “Novels and Medicine” April 2021
It was such an honor to be part of the Public Books 101 podcast, especially alongside Dr. Rishi Goyal. We bantered about stories in the ER, the clinical importance of narrative, and of course, the wonderful novel, Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.
Inaugural Guest on STAT First Opinion Podcast
I had so much fun talking medicine and writing on this podcast with an editor who I respect so much. February 17, 2021
Can more ‘not knowing’ making us better physicians
FEMinEM idea exchange November 14, 2018 Short blog post with video of my talk–just under ten minutes.
Opioids and Pain in the Emergency Department: A Narrative Crisis
Article published in BMJ Medical Humanities with my colleague Stacey Springs, PhD. This short blog post on the BMJ Medical Humanities website contains a short audio introducing the article.