Introspective, philosophical, scientific, devastating, uplifting, educational. These are all words that come to mind while reading Dr. Bill Gardner
’s Cancer Journal,
in which he reports his experience as a cancer patient during the Covid pandemic, using it as a lens to track how healthcare services are responding to this health crisis.
As a psychologist, health services researcher, and professor of epidemiology, Bill speaks candidly and specifically about his health, and the newsletter is infused with an undercurrent of humor that makes it immensely readable. I challenge you not to lose a whole morning to Bill’s erudite, smart, warm writing. You can read past issues on Bill’s blog
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Idea to steal: Bill does not shy away from sharing deeply personal details about his experience, which makes it impossible not to connect with him on a human level. But he also zooms out to show us how his experiences are a reflection of the systems around us.