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The Healing Power of Poetry I

The Poetry Ward: a doctor dispenses poems to medical students

Nov 15 2012 Catherine Tufariello
Doctor holding hand of patient
"Dr. Danielle Ofri recounts how she “prescribes” poems for patients and medical students alike."

In July 2012 the Poetry Foundation published two articles on “The Healing Power of Poetry.” In “The Poetry Ward" Dr. Danielle Ofri recounts how she “prescribes” poems for patients…

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How Civic Reflection Creates “Communities of Care”

"What do communities that share responsibility for each others’ well being look like?"

Oct 18 2012 Becca Bernstein
Community bulletin board
Capital's vision for our lives is one where we are alienated from our work and from each other. Where non-profit jobs mirror for-profit jobs and both end in take-out and television... The change comes when we begin to build communities of care.

​The other day, I stumbled upon a fascinating article called, "An End to Self-Care" by B. Loewe. In it, Loewe claims that he "wants to see an end to self-care...…

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