Every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you: Approaching Health Equity through Poetry

Rosemarie Dombrowski, the inaugural Poet Laureate of Phoenix and 2020 Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow, will present the lecture "Every Atom Belonging to Me as Good Belongs to You: Approaching Health Equity through Poetry." This event is free and open to the public. 

  1. To reexamine one of the most important/iconic relationships between poetry and medicine in 19th century America in order to explore the lessons it teaches us—specifically, how we can navigate the medical landscape with greater equity and compassion through poetry.
  2. To further discuss some of the poetic tools used in narrative medicine and the quest for healthcare equity, such as:
    • Championing patient agency through writing.
    • Becoming more empathetic providers by reading poetry.
    • Learning to better communicate and connect with patients whose languages and narratives may be unfamiliar to us through the use of medical poetry.

This session will be open to clinicians, residents, students and all others. It will be hosted both virtually via Microsoft Teams and in-person. For access to the Teams feed, please email Veronica Nundahl.

Rosemarie Dombrowski, PhD
College of Integrative Sciences & Arts, Principal Lecturer, Arizona State University, Downtown Phoenix Campus, Assistant Professor of Practice (NTT), Bioethics and Medical Humanism, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, Poet Laureate of Phoenix, AZ (inaugural), City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture