Poetry, A Reflective Practice tool for Nurses and Midwives.
- John Wiley and Sons
- Publication Type:
- Journal Article
- Practice Development in Healthcare, 2007, 6 (4), pp. 203 - 212
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This article describes the practice of a poet-in-residence in a tertiary hospital in New Zealand, a country with a unique bicultural foundation. During her residency, the poet worked with hospital staff to gain insight into how nurses and midwives contribute to health outcomes. As well as creating 12 poems which make the work of nurses and midwives more visible, the poet provided poetry readings in two clinical areas and conducted a reflective practice exercise using the co-creation of poetry, with a group of newly graduated nurses. This residency demonstrated the importance of connecting the world of science and technology with the world of lived experience and how poetry can help nurses and midwives to express the complexity of human care practice
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