This fourth volume in the Companion to Medical Humanities series contemplates the challenge of the prognosis, of looking ahead, wondering what will happen, and attempting to make sense of life and death.
About the editors and authors. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Narratives. A piece of my skin. Prognosis as process. Prognosis, time and commitment. Acute and chronic. Becoming. Prognosis or Prophecy? First do no harm. Technology, ageing and death. Open futures, human finitude. Postscript.