8 color plates, 2 halftones

Poetry of Healthcare and Compassion

By Patrick C Pietroni



The framework of these short volumes introduces the reader to the specific focus of the book. The accompanying poems and images offer an aesthetic and emotional experience.

This eighth volume by Professor Pietroni focuses on why the concept of compassion is so important in our health-care system and what can be done to restore its centrality in the doctor/patient encounter.

Subjects: PoetryPhilosophy

Contributor Bios
Professor Patrick Pietroni, DSc (Hon), FRCP, FRCGP, MFPH, lives in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK—the birthplace of Charles Darwin—as well as in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he is currently the director of the Centre for the Study of Compassion at the University of New Mexico. Pietroni has published several books and numerous academic articles. He founded and was editor of the Journal of Interprofessional Care, the International Journal of Cuban Studies, and the Journal of Psychological Therapies in Primary Care.