What is it about?

We read based upon what we previous know. This is called intertextuality. Besides examining the experience of waiting a diagnosis, it also discusses the the experience of writing a poem about a diagnosis.

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Why is it important?

Do doctors understand what a the experience of waiting can be from a patient's perspective? Should they? The poem with a slideshow makes one person's experience explicit.

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I find that writing poems about experiences, deepens them. The creativity is freeing and gives joy to potentially unpleasant experiences.

Dr. Joe Norris
Brock University

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This page is a summary of: A Walk in the Park: A Virtual Workshop Exploring Intertextuality and Implicit Powers Within Texts, Culture Studies &#x2194 Critical Methodologies, November 2019, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/1532708619885413.
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