An Open Letter to My Neurologist

An Open Letter to My Neurologist

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An Open Letter to My Neurologist

To My Neurologist: In an article published at KevinMD.com, authors of a study on the experience of Parkinson’s care partners suggest that asking a patient or care partner to write a letter — instead of relying solely on verbal conversation — illuminates new aspects of the physician-patient-family relationship. I believe this to be true. In his book “The Wounded Storyteller,” sociology professor Arthur W. Frank identifies three basic narratives describing illness in writing: restitution, chaos,…

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