Video jukebox

Line testing my new ‘Poems for Doctors’ fully interactive touchscreen video juke-box in the office today. It works!

Coming soon with 28 current video readings at SPL in Edinburgh, St Andrews, and possibly elsewhere. I put speakers on for this test, usually the kiosk will be fitted with headphones for private listening.

 

The Unprofessionals

The Unprofessionals

This poem is part of the Poems for doctors project. You can find out more about the project here.

Season 4: poem 7

GP and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the School of Medicine at the University of Dundee, Dr Jennifer Kennedy reads The Unprofessionals by U. A. Fanthorpe.

The Unprofessionals

U. A. Fanthorpe

Rights: rights to reproduce this poem in print here are pending.

A moderated Facebook group hosts discussion for medics and others who would like to follow up on ideas arising from ‘Poems for Doctors’.

To ask to join, or add to the discussion if you are already a member, please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/poemsfordoctors/

From Cumha Chaluim Iain MhicGill-Eain

From Cumha Chaluim Iain MhicGill-Eain

This poem is part of the Poems for doctors project. You can find out more about the project here.

Season 4 : poem 6

Retired GP and Honorary Professor of General Practice at the University of Edinburgh Prof John Gillies reads From Cumha Chaluim Iain MhicGil-Eain  by Somhairle MacGill-Eain (Sorley MacLean) in Gaelic and English. (Titles are available in both languages on the CC button).

John is also one of the founding editors of the ‘Tools of the Trade: Poems for New Doctors” anthology.

Rights: permission to reproduce the text of this poem here is pending.

A moderated Facebook group hosts discussion for medics and others who would like to follow up on ideas arising from ‘Poems for Doctors’.

To ask to join, or add to the discussion if you are already a member, please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/poemsfordoctors/

from Ultrasound

from Ultrasound

This poem is part of the Poems for doctors project. You can find out more about the project here.

Season 4 : poem 5

Consultant Radiologist and Year 2 Lead at the University of Aberdeen Medical School Prof Alan Denison reads from Ultrasound by Kathleen Jamie.

from Ultrasound

Kathleen Jamie

for Duncan

Rights: rights to reprint this poem here are pending

A moderated Facebook group hosts discussion for medics and others who would like to follow up on ideas arising from ‘Poems for Doctors’.

To ask to join, or add to the discussion if you are already a member, please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/poemsfordoctors/

The First Death

The First Death

This poem is part of the Poems for doctors project. You can find out more about the project here.

Season 4 : poem 4

Dr Ourania Varsou, Lecturer in Anatomy at the School of Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow, reads The First Death by Andrea Wershof Schwartz.

The First Death

Andrea Wershof Schwartz

I was surprised
how quickly
his body turned cold
so soon after
the terrifying task
listening to the emptiness with my stethoscope to pronounce

the first death

how wide his eyes under my penlight
unblinking
how heavy his wrist, how still

how easily tears flowed when the routine of death
the autopsy request
the certificate for the morgue
was punctuated by
a sigh
for the hole left in his family

how much his kids look like him

Rights: by permission of the author

A moderated Facebook group hosts discussion for medics and others who would like to follow up on ideas arising from ‘Poems for Doctors’.

To ask to join, or add to the discussion if you are already a member, please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/poemsfordoctors/

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