“Enduring tedium over real time in a confined space is what real courage is.” (David Foster Wallace). Well, academics know about this kind of courage, but the quote comes from an article using a short story by DFW to illuminate narrative autonomy in health care.You can download the full text here by courtesy of Cambridge University Press.
The author, Dr. Woods Nash, is a fellow at the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics (University of Texas Medical School), and submitted it to a section I am editing for the Cambridge Quarterly of Health Care Ethics.
“Bioethics and Literature” is open to other submissions. Please forward the call to anyone interested.