InVerse Medicine : or : using poetry to enhance communication, empathy, & patient-centered care

I’m so happy that my book is ready to share with the world. I’ve compiled all the health-care-related poems I’ve ever written and they are now available in one volume.

The poems cover all sorts of issues around the provider-patient relationship – like end of life, autonomy, surrogate decision-making, suicide, cancer, dementia, caregiving, communication, empathy, diversity, disability, patient-centered care and so on.

Here’s the cover…

…and, here’s the blurb:

The poems contained in this volume are conversations we could easily overlook in our rush to provide care.

Through poetry, 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; for people who love poetry, and for those who wonder and doubt; 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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