Poetry of Medicine


Organizational Partner: Poetry of Medicine

Leads: Sophie Ratcliffe and Andrew Schuman (Co-founders)
Preferred contact: sophie.ratcliffe@ell.ox.ac.uk
Key Words: Resident in: UK; Working in: UK; Area(s) of Interest in VBP: Communications/website, Education, Related Area(s) of Interest: Medical humanities/literature Area(s) of healthcare expertise: Primary care, Secondary Care; Well-being
Brief Description of Work: The Poetry of Medicine investigates the benefits of literary workshop discussion as a way of examining the difficulties of medicine, as well engaging with its pleasures. The project has been running successfully since 2012. We are currently planning a series of Design Days in partnership with the Collaborating Centre. Together, we aim to discuss ways of scaling up the project, and to find ways to give the realities of life in the National Health Service an effective voice at the highest level. We are committed to addressing the problem of professional burnout, which we know affects so many doctors.
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The Poetry of Medicine: see www.lit-med.com

The Poetry of Medicine tweets as @lit_med.