University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications

Title

Asylum Body Work

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Publication Date

2020-09-28

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Bioethics and Medical Ethics | Family Medicine | Medical Humanities | Social Justice

Abstract

This poem describes how minor injuries to my body repeatedly called to my mind the devastating torture experienced by a man who is seeking asylum in the USA.

Keywords

Compassion Fatigue, Humanities, Medical Ethics, Mental Health, PTSD, Refugees, Social Justice, Torture

DOI of Published Version

10.3122/jabfm.2020.05.200063

Source

Candib LM. Asylum Body Work. J Am Board Fam Med. 2020 Sep-Oct;33(5):815. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2020.05.200063. PMID: 32989079. View article on publisher's site

Comments

An interview with Dr. Candib about this poem "Asylum Body Work" is available on the Murmurs podcast.

Related Resources

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Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine

PubMed ID

32989079

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