• Ensign, J. (Fall 2016) “Way Out; Way Home” in Raven Chronicles Journal vol. 23: Jack Straw Writers Program, 1997-2016.
  • Ensign, J. (Spring 2016) “Medical Maze” in Columbia University’s Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine.
  • Ensign, J. (Winter 2015). “Listen Carefully” 55-word story included in Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, Special Issue: Diagnosis, Johns Hopkins University Press, p. 32.
  • Ensign, J. (June 2015) “Fossicking the Ten Essentials” published in Traveler’s Tales/Travel to Go, Number 16. Here is a link to the pdf version of the entire essay: “Fossicking the Ten Essentials.” And by-the-way, fossicking is an Australian and New Zealand term for ‘rummaging’ and ‘prospecting,’and specifically for ‘picking over the abandoned workings’ (of gold, precious stones, and fossils).
  • Ensign, J. (May 30, 2014) “No Place Like Home(less)” essay published in Pulse: Voices From the Heart of Medicine. Albert Einstein College of Medicine. (Reprinted on KevinMD).
  • Ensign, J. (May 17, 2013) “On the Road” essay published in Pulse: Voices From the Heart of Medicine. Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
  • Ensign, J. (May 2013) “Soul Story” essay published in Jack Straw Writers Anthology, volume 17. Jack Straw interview and reading here.
  • Ensign, J. (November 2000). Sibling Rivalry. The Sun.
  • Ensign (Bowdler), J. (1989) Touched by AIDSOberlin Alumni Magazine.
  • Ensign, BJ. (1979). Waldamere and Wally. Parents Anonymous of Delaware.

Academic publications with a narrative focus:

  • Ensign, J & Bell, M. (2004). EnsignBell2004 Qualitative Health Research. 14(9):1239-1254.
  • Ensign, J & Panke, A. (2002). Bridges and barriers to care: Voices of homeless female adolescent youth in Seattle, Washington, USAJournal of Advanced Nursing. 37(2):166-172.
  • Barry, P., Ensign, J, Lipke, S. (2002). Embracing street culture: Fitting health care into the lives of street youth. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. 13(2):145-152.
  • Ensign, J. (2001). “Shut up and listen”: Feminist health care with out-of-the-mainstream adolescent females. Issues in Comprehensive  Pediatric Nursing. 24(2):71-84.

One thought on “Publications

  1. Do you write anywhere about finding your voice? How did this come to be a writing practice for you? In my own ten year journey through brain injury, autoimmune disease, and homelessness, I’ve kept Helene Cixous as a touch stone. I used my training as an actor to place myself in my own, fractured narrative. I used my work as a rehabilitative horse trainer to explore the uses of constraint as a tool for my own healing. And I used my experience as a standardized patient to gain traction in clinical settings that have no algorithm for me. But it was the voice in my head that whispered itraconazole that finally cracked the ddx I had to work alone. And until I read you, I thought I was the only person in the world to think about, and write about my experience this way.


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