Poetry of Healing: A Doctor's Education in Empathy, Identity, and Desire / Edition 1

Poetry of Healing: A Doctor's Education in Empathy, Identity, and Desire / Edition 1

by Rafael Campo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393040097

ISBN-13: 9780393040098

Pub. Date: 01/01/1997

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

The healing powers of speech, of touch, of empathy and the erotic, of love itself - these are some of the themes of Rafael Campo's deeply humanistic work, as he writes not just of his attempts to heal, but of how his patients have healed him. Throughout, he uncovers the truths of his own passions and fears, of the tragic flaws in health care, and of his education and…  See more details below

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The healing powers of speech, of touch, of empathy and the erotic, of love itself - these are some of the themes of Rafael Campo's deeply humanistic work, as he writes not just of his attempts to heal, but of how his patients have healed him. Throughout, he uncovers the truths of his own passions and fears, of the tragic flaws in health care, and of his education and life as primary-care doctor, poet, Latino, and gay man within the medical establishment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393040098
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
5.77(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

The Desire to Heal13
Like a Prayer34
The Fairiest College63
A Case of Mistaken Identities: The Human Body101
Fifteen Minutes after Gary Died122
AIDS and the Poetry of Healing157
Nor Are We Immune: A Poet's Manifesto173
Imagining Unmanaging Health Care198
It Rhymes with "Answer"222
Giving It Back255

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