https://ars-medica.ca/index.php/journal/issue/feed Ars Medica 2019-10-21T09:10:19-07:00 Ars Medica Editorial Board bittmanme@shaw.ca Open Journal Systems <p><em>Ars Medica</em>&nbsp;is a biannual literary journal, started in 2004, that explores the interface between the arts and healing, and examines what makes medicine an art. <em>Ars Medica</em> remains one of a handful of medical literary journals in Canada and worldwide, in the rapidly developing international field of the humanities in healthcare.</p> <p><em>Ars Medica</em>&nbsp;allows a place for dialogue, meaning-making, and the representation of experiences of the body, health, wellness, and encounters with the medical system. Content includes narratives from patients and health care workers, medical history, fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. We also include sections on writing by and about children, and writing about international health. These are voices that are often silenced in healthcare.</p> https://ars-medica.ca/index.php/journal/article/view/1085 Prose in Views 2019-10-17T13:33:40-07:00 Moncef Mounir moncef.mounir@gmail.com Have you ever looked at your reflection and noticed something? Prose in Views offers an insight into a hectic span of three months of my life where I faced an academic challenge the likes of which I had never faced before. 2019-10-17T13:33:04-07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Ars Medica https://ars-medica.ca/index.php/journal/article/view/1083 Being Seen, Being Heard: Health, Arts, and the Unspeakable in Lived Experience 2019-10-21T09:10:19-07:00 Suze Berkhout suze.berkhout@gmail.com Eva-Marie Stern eeemstern@gmail.com <p> </p><p> </p> 2019-10-17T13:20:49-07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Ars Medica https://ars-medica.ca/index.php/journal/article/view/1087 (Unnamed) 2019-10-17T13:33:40-07:00 katelynn valenzuela valenzuela.katelynn@gmail.com An image that projects a feeling of moving quickly, repeated rhythms, and deep uncertainty: health or illness? 2019-10-17T13:18:50-07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Ars Medica https://ars-medica.ca/index.php/journal/article/view/1089 Prose Chaos to Oneness 2019-10-17T13:33:40-07:00 Sara Traore saraftraore@gmail.com What was utter turmoil and chaos, darkness and pain—the manifestation of wounds of old, trauma held deeply—unable until this point in my life to be unleashed. 2019-10-17T13:16:31-07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Ars Medica https://ars-medica.ca/index.php/journal/article/view/824 Making Plans 2019-10-18T12:37:58-07:00 Gabriella Savarese savaresegabriella@gmail.com This is story is a first person account of growing up with my younger sister who was affected with Beta Thalassemia. It attempts to offer her perspective: how this illness affected not only her quality of life but also her understanding of her own intrinsic worth. Because of her illness, my sister struggled with defining her own worth. This essay is an exploration of that struggle and the answers that she found. 2019-10-17T13:05:03-07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Ars Medica