- Writers' Voices - 20080919 Dr. Loreen Herwaldt

Our guest this week on Writers' Voices with Monica and Caroline is Iowa City physiPatient Listeningcian Loreen Herwaldt,
who uses the illness narratives of two dozen writer-patients to teach
listening skills to medical students, residents, physicians, and other
health care providers.

Herwaldt skillfully pares each narrative down to its
most basic elements, rendering them into powerful found poems that she
has used successfully in her role as a teacher and in her own practice.
Drawing from narratives by writers who are both emerging and well
known, each poem reveals the experience of illness and treatment from
the patient's perspective.

Join us on Writers' Voices Friday at 1 pm or Monday 8
am for insights on the use of poetry in the practice of medicine from
Dr. Loreen Herwaldt, author of "Patient Listening: A Doctor's Guide."