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Third Annual Symposium: Poetry of Hope and Healing
Reading and Writing Poetry as a Method of Emotional Regulation, Social Critique, Perspective-Taking, and a Buffer to Career Burnout
Increasingly, health professionals recognize the value of reflecting on their clinical experiences through writing as a way of processing their own emotions, ameliorating burn-out, and gaining deeper understanding of their patients. Writing Poetry in particular provides new ways of seeing, and can act as a critique and reassessment of the taken-for-granted priorities and assumptions of medical culture.
The event will kick off with a presentation by the nationally recognized physician-poet Rafael Campo who teaches and practices medicine at Harvard Medical School, followed by a panel of healthcare professional poets reading original works, and an optional poetry-writing workshop at the conclusion of the session.
Thursday, February 27 at 5:00pm
Humanities Instructional Building, 1030
Humanities Instructional Building, Irvine, CA 92697