What We Can Learn From Patients’ Stories

What We Can Learn From Patients' Stories What is disease?  As bioethicist, Jackie Leach Scully wrote, “Most of us feel we have an intuitive grasp of the idea, reaching mentally to images or memories of colds, cancer or tuberculosis. But a look through any medical dictionary soon shows that articulating a satisfactory definition of disease is surprisingly difficult.” 1 Every day, people come to Inspire’s social communities with the goal of sharing their experience with disease. We believe that those living with disease define it in their stories. Communities of patients with cancers, autoimmune, chronic and rare [...]