Teaching physicians not to be afraid of poetry
Poetry and Medicine Are Sides of a Coin
Suzanne Edison, MA, MFA | Seattle Children's Hospital
I'm so glad JAMA published this piece. I have just finished a book of poems based on 28 interviews with patients, caretakers, researchers and doctors all around autoimmune diseases. We will be having open, public readings soon. I am also teaching a course at Hugo House in Seattle called The Words to Say It: Writing About Illness, Trauma and Healing and I strongly believe in the importance of telling our stories as a way of containing and rewriting our experiences. Rewiring our neural pathways as well, so we can think better and advocate for our selves and others.
Teaching Physicians Not to Be Afraid of
Microsoft Word Dokument
Translations by Dr. Ralph Meyers