Fall 2015 | Volume 33, Issue 3
Health Beyond The Hospital
Health is not just the province of the hospital, or even just the health-care industry. Just as nurses and doctors and patients are dependent on the architect, engineers, and plant managers, so the health-care industry is dependent on homes, families, churches, and schools to cultivate a healthy citizenry and a healthy society.
This issue of Comment invites you to consider aspects of health and health care that don't always get our attention.
Editorial: Health Beyond the Hospital
Because a healthy social architecture requires healthy citizens
An annotated reading of your world. Topics this issue include Calvinist vacations, a visit paid to the Clapham House, too-long political campaigns, praise for newspapers, and attacks on video games.
Our Social Cities program asks, Are local faith communities growing or shrinking? Are people more or less involved in neighbourhood groups than they have been in the past?
Mortals Telling Stories on the Threshold of Mystery
If we want a better medicine, we have to become better patients, and that means becoming better storytellers.
Sometimes caring about numbers is how we care for the vulnerable. Sometimes it’s a way of effacing the image of God
Democratizing Community Health
Money for health care often bypasses the powerless.
Learning to Let Go
Seeking wisdom at the end of life.
"Healthism" and a Healthy Society: A Conversation with Margaret Somerville, part II
Stretching the imagination of a secular society.
In the Bodies and Labours of Women
Maternal testimony should not be treated as auxiliary to the real work of modern medicine, but instead should be esteemed and sought after as a foundational building block for the delivery of health care.
Mortality and the Limits of Medicine
Why is the experiment of turning dying into a medical experience failing?
The Commons: Death Is Natural
A culture of life cares for the dying.