Inspirée de sa propre histoire, l'auteure, étudiante infirmière à l'IFSI des Diaconesses de Reuilly, raconte l'histoire de Gaëlle qui va accompagner jusqu'à la fin son père, atteint de cancer, qu'elle retrouve à peine. Elle relate les sentiments qui traversent Gaëlle dans cette épreuve.
Background: Narrative medicine (NM) interventions have positively influenced empathy and burnout to varying degrees in health-care workers. We systematically reviewed the impact of poetry, a form of NM, on empathy and professional burnout.
Methods: A comprehensive search of Ovid MEDLINE(R) and Epub Ahead of Print, In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations, and Daily, Ovid EMBASE, Ovid PsycINFO, Ovid Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Ovid Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and Scopus, from inception to September 25, 2018, for articles published in English, was conducted using search terms related to NM, empathy, professional burnout, and health-care personnel.
Results: Of the 401 abstracts independently screened for inclusion by 2 reviewers, 2 quantitative, 3 qualitative studies, and 1 research letter were included. One research letter, focusing on the use of poetry, found it to increase empathy as measured by a nonvalidated questionnaire. All other studies used mixed NM interventions: 2 quantitative studies, using validated surveys, showed an increase in empathy and 2 qualitative studies showed limited to a prominent finding of increased empathy. There were no studies that used poetry exclusively to assess impact on professional burnout. One quantitative study, utilizing a validated survey, revealed no overall reduced burnout among residents, although high attendance participants had moderately reduced burnout postintervention, and one qualitative study noted limited reduction in burnout.
Conclusion: There is evidence that poetry as part of a NM intervention may increase empathy and limited evidence that it may reduce professional burnout among health-care workers.
Background: Although there is growing evidence that close reading of literature and reflective writing can improve providers' appreciation of the patient experience, foster physician development, and combat burnout, there has been less work on the experience of reading literature with patients, and even less literature about its effect on those facing serious or life-threatening illness. In addition, longer form reading may be unsuitable for some patient populations, given high burden of fatigue and possible contribution of delirium. Time pressure may also preclude discussion by a practitioner working in a busy clinical context.
Hypothesis: We feel the condensed medium of poetry presents a natural opportunity to engage patients with the medical humanities, helping them to articulate difficult or joyful experiences, and/or serving as necessary diversion when facing serious illness.
Project Description: Poetry for patients-a project developed through collaboration between Northwestern Memorial Hospital, The Jesse Brown VA, and the Poetry Foundation in Chicago, an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture-has developed three short collections of poems, and an accompanying discussion guides for use specifically with patients and families. Hereunder, we present three case examples of a short (10-30 minutes) reading session with patients demonstrating that it is feasible to incorporate reading poetry with patients facing serious illness. Potential therapeutic value includes helping patients to articulate pain and joy, giving patients a vehicle to recapture their creative voice, and altering the power dynamics inherit to the provider-patient relationship. We have also noted enhanced life review, often on themes otherwise difficult to access. In turn, these readings have deepened our ability to see out patients as creative, intellectual, and larger than their medical illness.
La nuit où son père est mort, Régina a cru que son monde s'effondrait et qu'elle ne pourrait vivre sans lui. Mais elle va se laisser entraîner dans un étrange périple qui changera tout. Sous forme de parcours initiatique, Le grand voyage de Régina Fever est un conte plein de douceur et de tendresse sur le deuil et l'acceptation de la mort.
Background: People in palliative and end of life care often experience issues relating to feelings of loneliness and feeling unable to connect with and express their emptions. This can lead to poorer outcomes for people, and inhibits person-centred experiences.
Aim: To understand the benefits of poetry therapy for people in palliative and end of life care.
Methods: A narrative review of literature pertinent to the use of poetry with people in palliative and end of life care produced 13 relevant papers, which are presented within this paper.
Results: Within the literature, 4 key themes emerged: (1) The impact of poetry on the wellbeing of people in palliative and end of life care, (2) the impact of poetry on the wellbeing and confidence of health care professionals, (3) the value of poetry for family members preparing for and coping with bereavement, and (4) The value of poetry in facilitating person-centred practices in palliative care.
Conclusions: Poetry therapy can enable a person-centred culture by promoting feelings of well being for people in palliative care, and is also beneficial for health care professionals and family members.
This paper explains the healing benefits, the “sweet unexpected” of the title, which results from using poetry to engage trauma, including traumatic grief. The benefits of poetry are presented alongside a discussion of a 22-year-old nonprofit called The Pongo Poetry Project. The sweet unexpected includes the ease with which trauma survivors engage their trauma narrative, the critical insights that emerge in poetry, the beneficial social context of sharing poetry, and the healing benefits of poetry for writers, care providers, and readers alike. The paper concludes by providing resources that can help people use poetry in their own work.
D'un style élégant et maîtrisé, Jean-Pierre Gautheur met en mots le deuil, le manque et l'amour, immense et blessé, qui remplissent le coeur de ceux qui ont perdu un être cher.
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Se sachant condamnée, l'auteure, souffrant d'une maladie neuro-dégénérative, découvre le poème d'E. Dickinson qui donne son titre à cet essai. Créatrice de son jardin en Toscane, elle trouve son havre de paix dans ces vers sur le jardinier et la mort. Avant de décéder dans sa propriété, elle se rapproche de plus en plus de son jardin et s'y réfugie, profitant jusqu'au bout de la beauté de la nature.
À partir d’une recherche exploratoire qualitative, l’objectif de cet article est d’évaluer les effets de la prise en charge psychologique médiatisée par la poésie chez quatre femmes atteintes d’un cancer du sein. L’analyse qualitative met en évidence les principaux thèmes des poèmes des participantes. L’étude des poésies réalisées par une patiente permet d’illustrer les bénéfices apportés par cette prise en charge. L’usage de la poésie par un psychologue clinicien comme médiation à la parole avec des patientes souffrant de cancer est une modalité de prise en charge thérapeutique originale qui semble adaptée aux besoins de certaines patientes.