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Patient Poets: Illness from Inside Out

  title={Patient Poets: Illness from Inside Out},
  author={Marilyn Chandler McEntyre},
Patient Poets: Illness from Inside Out invites readers to consider what caregivers and medical professionals may learn from poetry by patients. It offers reflections on poetry as a particularly apt vehicle for articulating the often isolating experiences of pain, fatigue, changed life rhythms, altered self-understanding, embarrassment, resistance, and acceptance. 
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  • M. Hanne
  • Psychology
    Perspectives in biology and medicine
  • 2015
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