July 16, 2020
6:30 PM EST

Event Description:

Jack Coulehan, MD discusses The Talking Cure, his latest book publication.

Event Video Link:  https://youtu.be/PD05Nra1K6M

WWBA is delighted to welcome Emeritus Professor of Medicine and WWBA Board of Trustees President Jack Coulehan for a reading of his recently released book “The Talking Cure”. (See below for links mentioned in this video). Author Cortney Davis writes: “Coulehan writes about the joys of medicine, of family, of love and faith, while not ignoring the frustration of caring deeply for others, how sometimes even the most compassionate must struggle to “squeeze a portion” of the heart, allowing “a few drops of compassion” to escape (“Lift Up Your Heart”).” Jack Coulehan shares his experiences during thirty years of healing through dynamic writing and storytelling.

Jack Coulehan is an Emeritus Professor of Medicine and former director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University. Jack’s essays, poems and stories appear frequently in medical journals and literary magazines, and his work is widely anthologized. He is the author of seven collections of poetry, including The Talking Cure: New and Selected Poems (Plain View Press, 2020) His other books include Blood & Bone and Primary Care (University of Iowa Press), two co-edited anthologies of poems by physicians; Chekhov’s Doctors, a collection of Anton Chekhov’s medical tales (Kent State University Press); and an award-winning textbook The Medical Interview: Mastering Skills for Clinical Practice (F. A. Davis Co,). Among Jack’s honors are a Pennsylvania Council for the Arts poetry fellowship; the American College of Physicians poetry award; American Nursing Association book of the year award; Master Scholar humanities fellowship of the Philadelphia College of Physicians; Humanities Medal of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine; and the Nicholas Davies Scholar Award of the American College of Physicians for “outstanding lifetime contributions to the humanities in medicine.”