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The Patient

by Professor Gordon Stirrat
Poem about a young medical student's horror about the inhumane way a psychiatric patient was treated by the medical profession
Tags: written - poetry - does_it_have_to_be_like_this -

The Ripple Effect

by Anonymous
Poem about the mother of very ill child containing her emotions yet needing support - also 'the web' of individuals affected by illness
Tags: written - poetry - under_the_skin - paediatrics - comp1 -

The Sick Rose

by Charlotte Coffey
Blake's poem used as analogy for fragility of a self-harming patient
Tags: written - poetry - under_the_skin - dermatology/psychiatry - comp2/psychiatry and ethics -

There was a man...

by Shasha Khairullah

Tags: written - poetry - medics_unplugged - maternity - rhon -

They Are The Brave

by Xavier Leonard
A deeply reflective analysis of patients' vulnerability and hope within clinical care. Hard-won personal insight has integrated this tension in a simple, poignant and artful poem.
Tags: written prose - poetry - under_the_skin - cancer - palliative care - Effective Consulting - oooh_featured -

Thirst

by Anonymous
Poem about author's denial of diabetes
Tags: written - poetry - wounded_healer - type 1 diabetes - endocrinology - medicine and surgery -

Trapped

by Julia Vasant
Prose from the viewpoint of young girl with her mother in consultation -unable to get word in edgewise
Tags: written - poetry - under_the_skin - depression - psychiatry/paediatrics - psychiatry and ethics/comp1 -

Turn Around a Second Time

by James Dilley
Poem about a defensive patient being supported by a sensitive doctor
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Unpredictable

by Francis Campbell
Poem -'there will always be shadows on the land ..' the balance between health and illness
Tags: written - poetry - out_of_our_heads -

Waiting

by Kathleen Galvin and Les Todres
Poetry informed by embodiment and phenomenological theory
Tags: written - poetry - under_the_skin - stroke -