How do you enter the patient's space, and are you cognizant of the energy you bring with you?
Richard Berlin, MD, reads Cortney Davis's "Entering the Patient's Room," from her collection, I Hear Their Voices Singing: Poems New & Selected.
The full poem can be read here.
Dr Berlin has been writing a poem about his experience of being a doctor every month for the past 23 years in Psychiatric Times in a column called "Poetry of the Times." He is Instructor in Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.