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Saturday 8 August 2015

Voices of a Patient - Soundcloud Version

Voices of a Patient

The title of this poem riffs on Pieces of a Man by Gil Scott Heron.

It features Cynthia Rover. I know Cynthia through my work with the Patient Carer Community at the University of Leeds Institute of Medical Education where we work with student doctors.

This poetry project represents a recurring theme raised by patients and carers with regard to their treatment at times from health care professionals. Namely, being treated as a condition not a human being:

A film that features Cynthia along with other members of the Patient Carer Community and special guest Dr Kate Granger MBE - Founder of #hellomynameis - will be released on Tuesday 11th August 2015.