Ars Medica https://ars-medica.ca/index.php/journal <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> en-US David.Mastey@camh.ca (Ars Medica Editorial Board) managing_editor@ars-medica.ca (Marilyn Bittman) Tue, 20 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 OJS 3.1.2.2 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Prose in Views https://ars-medica.ca/index.php/journal/article/view/1085 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. Moncef Mounir Copyright (c) 2019 Ars Medica https://ars-medica.ca/index.php/journal/article/view/1085 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:33:04 -0700 Being Seen, Being Heard: Health, Arts, and the Unspeakable in Lived Experience https://ars-medica.ca/index.php/journal/article/view/1083 <p> </p><p> </p> Suze Berkhout, Eva-Marie Stern Copyright (c) 2019 Ars Medica https://ars-medica.ca/index.php/journal/article/view/1083 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:20:49 -0700 (Unnamed) https://ars-medica.ca/index.php/journal/article/view/1087 An image that projects a feeling of moving quickly, repeated rhythms, and deep uncertainty: health or illness? katelynn valenzuela Copyright (c) 2019 Ars Medica https://ars-medica.ca/index.php/journal/article/view/1087 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:18:50 -0700 Prose Chaos to Oneness https://ars-medica.ca/index.php/journal/article/view/1089 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. Sara Traore Copyright (c) 2019 Ars Medica https://ars-medica.ca/index.php/journal/article/view/1089 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:16:31 -0700 Making Plans https://ars-medica.ca/index.php/journal/article/view/824 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. Gabriella Savarese Copyright (c) 2019 Ars Medica https://ars-medica.ca/index.php/journal/article/view/824 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:05:03 -0700