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Bursting with Danger and Music
Jack Coulehan's latest collection of poems arises from the uncertainties, pain, and limitations of medical practice where moments of insight and joy are bursting with danger and music.
In pitch-perfect poems that see clearly the humanity behind a patient's illness and actions, Coulehan investigates life's essential minutiae--the observed moment, the healing gest ...more
Paperback, 108 pages
Published January 24th 2012 by Plain View Press
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The overall theme of Coulehan’s poetry bursts with danger and music. He is a retired physician and staunch advocate for medical humanities programs. Writing can help healthcare providers reconnect with the altruistic impulses that propelled them into careers in the medical field. It is all too easy to fall into the danger of complacency when caring for patients; many healthcare providers distance themselves emotionally, detach from the patient in order to protect themselves from the suffering. ...more