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Review of The inner world of medical students: Listening to their voices in poetry.
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PMID:  20695676     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Reviews the book, The inner world of medical students: Listening to their voices in poetry by Johanna Shapiro (2009). After soliciting poetry through medical humanities faculty, the author reviewed 576 poems written by 386 medical students from years one to four. The analyses and interpretations of the poems were then organized into a thematic structure produced by grounded theory analysis. Shapiro treats the poetry as qualitative data, from which to gain patterns of insight, while highlighting the powerful nature of the students' expressions. Based on A. W. Frank's patient story categories, she assembles the poetry within each chapter into chaos, restitution, journey, witnessing, and transcendence stories. The sequence of the chapters represents the evolutionary process of medical education with its complex dimensions. This volume has many applications. Clearly, poetry provides a unique and personal method of making sense of the complex process of professional development. This book can be used to universalize the medical education experience for struggling students and residents. For those who are not familiar with the socialization of medical students, such as other health professionals in training, this offers a creative and thoughtful introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).
Tina Kenyon
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Families, systems & health : the journal of collaborative family healthcare     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1091-7527     ISO Abbreviation:  Fam Syst Health     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610836     Medline TA:  Fam Syst Health     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  189-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
NH Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency, Dartmouth University.
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