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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

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Arts / Humanities, Performance (Other), Reading, Recital


Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students, Graduate Students




Arts, Humanities


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Illuminations: The Chancellor's Arts and Culture Initiative

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