Author: Lisa Moore

Lisa Moore Lisa Moore (2 Posts)

Contributing Writer Emeritus

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine


Lisa grew up in Houston, Texas, went to college in the lovely town of Denton, and moved to Chicago to begin medical school in 2010. She is planning on a career in family medicine. Her academic interests include integrative medicine, mindfulness, nutrition and women’s health. Her personal interests include poetry, cooking, yoga, and seeking out all the ways these areas of life overlap.




Emotions and Energy in the ICU

Doing a sub-internship in the ICU is, well, intense. On the first day, I was completely overwhelmed by seeing so many sick patients, most of whom were sedated, ventilated, and on at least one pressor. In just a few weeks, this came to seem perfectly normal. However, what continued to stir me were the extreme emotions I saw patients and their families experiencing. I couldn’t help but feel those emotions myself. The most difficult day—thankfully …

Hands

I know his hands so very well. I get beneath the skin. I discover what could make them tremble Or cause the dorsum hairs to stand on end.   I intimately study these hands That are—or, were— Eighty-three years old.   An image is permanently burned into my mind.   I hold his hand to reposition his arm, As if it were that of a living person. I wonder who held it last Before I …

Lisa Moore Lisa Moore (2 Posts)

Contributing Writer Emeritus

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine


Lisa grew up in Houston, Texas, went to college in the lovely town of Denton, and moved to Chicago to begin medical school in 2010. She is planning on a career in family medicine. Her academic interests include integrative medicine, mindfulness, nutrition and women’s health. Her personal interests include poetry, cooking, yoga, and seeking out all the ways these areas of life overlap.