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1 ‘Not Just Words’ — Poetry as a Means of Communication in an Acute NHS Cancer Setting
  1. L Martin,
  2. J Benson,
  3. L Rae and
  4. D Foreman
  1. Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, Dumfries, Scotland

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Increasing recognition of the possible benefits of writing has led to three writing residencies in Dumfries and Galloway. All three residences have explored the importance of personal expression in cancer care. Outcomes of the third residency (2004–2006), funded jointly by the Scottish Arts Council and NHS Dumfries and Galloway, include this anthology. Judi Benson, a poet with three published …

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