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InVerse Medicine: Poems about things often left unsaid

InVerse Medicine: Poems about things often left unsaid

by Upreet Dhaliwal


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The poems contained in this volume are conversations we could easily overlook in our rush to provide care. Through my poems, I explore what it really means to be sick, and what it means to be a provider, or a caregiver. These poems are for people who have ever been unwell, and for those who have never been sick. This book is for people who love poetry, and for those who wonder and doubt. The poems are for people who think the healthcare system is fatally flawed, and for those who serve in the system with dedication and love. The book is for learners of the healthcare professions, just as much as it is for teachers and practitioners. These poems are for you...

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789354456039
Publisher: Upreet Dhaliwal
Publication date: 03/08/2021
Pages: 86
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.18(d)

About the Author

Dr Dhaliwal trained to be an ophthalmologist, and has spent the happiest years of her life as a medical teacher and as an eye surgeon. Rediscovering the humanities, especially poetry, and introducing them into health professions education, added a valuable dimension to her understanding of illness and health.

Table of Contents



Dear Reader


1 Four-leaf Clover

2 Triage

3 Who Were You?

4 You And Me

5 My Favorite Person

6 The Money In My Grandmother's Purse

7 Dear Patient

8 A Different Kind Of Sameness

9 This Isn't My Normal

10 Not Today

11 Fractured Capacity

12 Conversations

13 Let Me Go

14 Hey, Miss? Fetch Me A Real Doc

15 A Song With You

16 An Unthinkable Plan

17 Anything's Better Than A Vacuum

18 A Colored World

19 Perk Up, Exercise, Go Out, Meet Friends

20 If The Practice Of Medicine Were An Acrostic

21 Misplaced Injustice

22 Tangles That Lead Nowhere

23 Just Another Day In The Life Of A Provider

24 Dear Intensive Care Provider

25 This Time It's An Overdose

26 Going Home

27 A Reluctant Goodbye

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