Using reflective writing as a platform, explore what it is to “see” your patient, as a student, a care provider, team member, as a human being. Have a conversation with yourself and each other about the rich nature of patient-centred collaborative work.
I will be presenting a short talk/performance called “Meetings at the Spontaneous Poetry Booth” at the Creating Space Conference in Hamilton, Ontario
A conversation with a poet-physician, a poet-patient, and the Mount Sinai poet-in-residence.
With Dr. Shane Neilson, author of Dysphoria (PQL); Molly Peacock, author of The Analyst (Biblioasis); and Ronna Bloom, author of The More (Pedlar Press).
Moderated by Dr. Allan Peterkin, author of Staying Human During Residency Training (University of Toronto Press)
“As an empathic observer, Bloom has captured feelings and associated impressions on the subject of mortality that are difficult to express, even for one experiencing them first-hand. This, along with the accessibility of her language, may lead some to consider her a Canadian contemporary People’s Poet, a kind of poet the country needs as much today as ever.”
— LAURIE ANNE FUHR, REVIEW OF THE MORE IN BYWORDS
“Whether looking inward or outward, Bloom writes with directness, ringing clarity and a quiet wisdom. These are poems as luminous as the gorgeous Mark Rothko print that graces the book’s cover.”
— BARB CAREY, THE TORONTO STAR