Settling into Poetry’s Sacred Space

February 7, 2023 -
8:00am to 9:00am

Elizabeth Lahti, MD
Director of Narrative Medicine
Oregon Health Science University

Abstract: This interactive, narrative medicine presentation will create a space to pause, process, and ponder. Dr. Lahti will share a couple of contemporary poems that highlight experiences as physicians, patients, and caregivers. Through these examples, she will explore the worries and setbacks, the hopes and triumphs, that those roles have in common, as well as those unique to their different perspectives. Discussion prompts sparked by these poems will encourage attendees to consider the identities and beliefs that frame their own viewpoint and to consider how poetry may be used in different healthcare settings. (Continuing medical education credit will be available.)

Co-sponsored by the Center for Bioethics & Health Law, Department of Religious Studies, Jewish Studies Program, Palliative and Supportive Institute of UPMC, and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Continuing Education Program

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