Item crocheted by Carole Leskin's grandmother. Carole Leskin Photo/Used by permission.
Reflections on Aging

My Grandmother’s Hands

It began as just another ordinary day. I woke up, stretched and gently put my feet over the side of the bed. I did my exercises, 15 minutes designed to loosen my stiffened joints and [Read more…]

Holding Hands with Elderly Patient
Reflections on Aging

Touch in Medicine

  [dropcap]T[/dropcap]ouch is an essential part of the doctor-patient relationship. On a very basic level, it is assumed that the doctor will touch the patient during the physical exam, in an effort to discover the [Read more…]