The Healing Art of Writing
- Author(s): UC Medical Humanities Consortium
- Editor(s): Baranow, Joan, PhD;
- Dolan, Brian, PhD;
- Watts, David, MD
- et al.
The pieces in The Healing Art of Writing bring together caregivers and patients who share a passion for writing about the mysterious forces of illness and recovery. A belief shared among all contributors is that being cured of a disease is not the same as being healed, and that writing poetry and prose brings us to a place of healing. Our subject is the body, our medical experiences widely diverse; our goal is to express through literature what happens when a physical or mental anguish disrupts our lives.