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Herwaldt, Loreen

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Comments from the author about writing:
I created "Patient Listening: A Doctor's Guide" from stories authors told me about getting healthcare. I used a creative writing exercise to shape the prose text of interview transcripts to create found poems. I created first person introductions to the poems and gathered these introductions and found poems into a whole piece that can either be read by an individual person or done as readers theater. We have used it to educate healthcare workers, who have responded very positively to the piece. Lay people have responded positively, as well.

Book Types: Nonfiction

Audience Types: Adult

Genres: found poems/performance piece; hospital epidemiology 

Are you willing to do programs for schools, libraries, or other groups? Yes

If you are willing to do programs, will you charge a fee? Yes

E-mail Address: loreen-herwaldt@uiowa.edu

Publisher Information:

The University of Iowa Press

County: Johnson

Books By This Author

  • Patient Listening: A Doctor's Guide, University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, IA, April 2008

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