Poetry at Sinai Health 2019— 3 Workshops and a Conversation
Wednesday January 16 Awake at Work
Using writing as a platform, explore how simply showing up and attending to your own experience is the starting point for attending to others. Through guided exercises, you will have the opportunity to notice your personal, professional, and physical responses –– whether you’re in an office, at a desk, or in a hospital room –– and to write about them in a reflective, open, non-evaluative way. See how being awake to yourself might help you be awake at work.
Mount Sinai Hospital
Wednesday February 13: Thinking of You: Letters to Ourselves and Each Other
In another part of the hospital is a person you know — a patient, a student, a colleague. Or there’s a part of the hospital you’ve never visited on another floor. Or a stranger you’ve seen alone in the halls. During valentine’s week, we either cringe, or act loving, or feel privately lonely. This workshop is an opportunity to connect to a person or place through writing, a way to say ‘thinking of you.’ Though you won’t be actually sending the pieces you write, it’s a way to put down a few words of connection to yourselves and each other.
OT room 941
Wednesday April 10: Have You Seen the Patient?
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.
Please advise well in advance if you’re unable to attend , as these workshops generally have a wait-list.
Inter-professional practitioners are welcome , space permitting.
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Why Are You So Scared? & Other Questions about Poetry, Medicine and Shocks of Mortality
A conversation with a poet-physician, a poet-patient, and the Mount Sinai poet-in-residence.
With Shane Neilson, author of Dysphoria (PQL); Molly Peacock, author of The Analyst (Biblioasis); and Ronna Bloom, author of The More (Pedlar Press).