Abstract: Health and illness are microscopic and familial, social and elusive. Effective treatment is often multimodal. Medicine, social work, and poetry address complementary aspects of health. 21st century medicine, like modern society, can be disempowering and isolating, for patients and practitioners alike. Poetry—writing, reading, and sharing it—can increase agency and choice for poet and audience alike as it discovers and creates meaning, imagery, narrative, and community. In this presentation, poet Wendy Scott will read some of her work, provide resources, and discuss the role poetry has played in transforming her experiences in multiple roles within social work and medicine.
Location and Address
501 Cathedral of Learning