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Journal of Medical Humanities

, 32:245 | Cite as

For There is Work to be Done: Poetry and Commentary

  • Jonathan Reisman
  • Stacy Nigliazzo
  • Sarah Buckley
  • Ryan Childers
  • Audrey Shafer
Article

Abstract

Poetry illuminates the work of health care professionals well beyond procedure guidelines, clinic schedules or best practice policy. Poems and commentary from the perspective of a nurse, an emergency medical technician and two physicians are accompanied by an exploration of the meaning of work and the role of medical humanities.

Keywords

Medical humanities Poetry Health professions Literature and medicine Nursing Medical education 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC (outside the USA) 2011 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan Reisman
    • 1
  • Stacy Nigliazzo
    • 2
  • Sarah Buckley
    • 3
  • Ryan Childers
    • 4
  • Audrey Shafer
    • 5
  1. 1.Massachusetts General Hospital, Medicine-Pediatrics ProgramBostonUSA
  2. 2.College StationTXUSA
  3. 3.New York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Department of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  5. 5.Stanford University School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care SystemPalo AltoUSA

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