The world is not made of atoms. It is made of stories.
— Muriel Ruykeser

Storying Health Inequalities

Every patient has a story. To work alongside patients who have complex and challenging lives we need to understand that story. We need to look beyond the face that sits opposite us in a consulting room and listen with respectful curiosity, understanding that their priorities today and tomorrow may not be ours. 

The following stories are from real people. Their generosity in helping create such a rich learning resource is remarkable and we are so grateful to them all. Read more about the project.

I thought I was going to end up dead

I came here because of the war

It's hard for someone like me to ask for help

They just kept looking straight through me

I sometimes don't speak to anybody for days

I had a drug problem growing up...with my partner taking her life, it just got worse