I’ve written a few times about Veneta Masson, a nurse practitioner who wrote in Health Affairs and in the Washington Post about her decision to forego further mammograms despite the fact that she was in a higher-risk category.
She sent me a YouTube video animation of her poem, “Reference Range,” which I’m pleased to share with you.
I think the poem and the video are beautiful, touching on important issues of how meaningless numbers and scores may be, subject to misinterpretation.
“Is it normal, you ask.
Normal’s a shell game you seldom win.”