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September Narrative Medicine Rounds with Ricardo Nuila

"The People's Hospital, " a talk with Ricardo Nuila

We are thrilled to kick off the academic year with Ricardo Nuila, author of the critically acclaimed book "The People's Hospital: Hope and Peril in American Medicine." Nuila is an associate professor at Baylor College of Medicine and an internal medicine physician and hospitalist at Ben Taub Hospital in Houston, Texas , the hospital that his book depicts.  "The People's Hospital," described by The Guardian as "a compelling mixture of health care policy and gripping stories from the frontlines of medicine" explores the question: where does an uninsured person go when turned away by hospitals, clinics, and doctors?  Nuila delves with empathy into the experiences of his patients, braiding their dramas into a singular narrative that contradicts the established idea that the only way to receive good healthcare is with good insurance.  

Nuila will be joined for his talk by moderator and 2012 graduate of the M.S. in Narrative in Medicine Mark Kissler, M.D., MS.  Kissler earned his M.D. at Baylor College of Medicine.

B&W headshot of Nuila next to cover of book