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Tag: Mary Ann McDermott

  • Book review: Creative Arts in Humane Medicine

     Mary Ann McDermottChicago, Illinois, United States   McLean’s new book is for all those interested in healthcare and the arts. The book compiles programming descriptions, “how to” instructions, small research studies, personal memoirs, and short essays by medicine, nursing, and dentistry professionals as well as by patients, social service professionals, artists, students, and others! The…

  • Journaling – enhancing the arts experience while traveling

    Mary McDermott “The Plight of Nursing” from a collection of poems by Carol Battaglia, a retired nurse practitioner at Loyola Medical Center, concludes: “Sometimes at the end of my shift, I cannot account for all of me. I retrace my steps, in hopes of putting myself back together again.” (Carol Battaglia Murmurs. 1996. p. 33.…