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ERIC Number: EJ1094983
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1932-7528
Writing to Heal Thyself: Physician as Person & Person as Physician
Kasman, Deborah L.
Journal for Learning through the Arts, v2 n1 Article 11 2006
An experienced physician-teacher shares her own experiences with loss in medicine and loss in her personal life. Through personal writings during her divorce, she exemplifies the healing effect writing can have during difficult transformations that occur in life. She shares her bias that physicians need to accept and own their emotions and can use reflective writing as a tool toward developing greater professional skills. In the end, reflective writing skills offer physicians a means to become more emotionally aware and more available to patients' needs.
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Language: English
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