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Emily Dickinson and medical ethics: the “Belle of Amherst” as ethicist

Bonnie Salomon Illinois, USA   It is a conceit of many a reader to interpret poetry as it affects their daily life. It certainly is a fancy of this reader, pouring over Emily Dickinson’s poems as a literary respite. While teaching a medical ethics course at a local college this past autumn, I stumbled onto […]

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Anne Clemente Charlottesville, Virginia, USA Poet’s statement: When I worked in the Palliative Care Unit, a friend of mine died leaving her child behind. At that time, I had been working on the second half of this poem. Her young death made me deeply wonder how one prepares and grieves for oneself and those left […]