Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine

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Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine
Hippocrates Prize logo.jpg
Founded 2009
Founders Donald Singer and Michael Hulse
Type Health, humanities, history, education
Focus Poetry and medicine
Website www.hippocrates-poetry.org

The Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine was founded in 2009 by Donald Singer and Michael Hulse. The founders "wished to draw together national and international perspectives on three major historical and contemporary themes uniting the disciplines of poetry and medicine: medicine as inspiration for the writings of poets; effects of poetic creativity on the experience of illness by patients, their families, friends, and carers; and poetry as therapy".[1]

Background

The Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine provides international awards for unpublished poems in English by any living poet. There are seven main awards in the Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine. Three awards are given for international health students or international Health Service-related professionals, including clinicians, educators, researchers, and biomedical scientists. Three awards are given for open international entries. The International Hippocrates Prize for Young Poets was launched in 2012, and is also given for an unpublished poem on a medical theme.[2] The 2017 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine was held in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Initiative[3] at Harvard Medical School. The 2018 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine was awarded in Chicago in partnership with the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine[4], the Poetry Foundation, the Arts and Humanities Initiative at Harvard Medical School and the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine[5].

The Hippocrates poetry and medicine initiative was awarded the 2011 Times Higher Education award for Excellence and Innovation.[6][7][8]

The 2010 and 2011 International Symposia on Poetry and Medicine and Hippocrates Awards generated the International Hippocrates Research Forum for Poetry and Medicine.[9]

See also

References

  1. ^ Singer, Donald RJ; Michael Hulse (2010). "Poetry, medicine, and the International Hippocrates Prize". The Lancet. 375 (9719): 976–977. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(10)60427-8. ISSN 0140-6736.
  2. ^ Singer, Donald RJ. "Hippocrates Prize". Homepage. Hippocrates Initiative for Poetry and Medicine.
  3. ^ https://artsandhumanities.hms.harvard.edu/
  4. ^ http://bioethics.northwestern.edu/poetry2018
  5. ^ https://www.healthpolicyandtechnology.org/article/S2211-8837(18)30169-2/pdf
  6. ^ "Education news, resources and university jobs for the academic world". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 2012-05-13.
  7. ^ Cunnane, Sarah. "Sheffield named 'University of the Year' at annual THE Awards". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 2012-05-13.
  8. ^ "Warwick team inspired poetry competition win the Arts in the 2011 Times Higher Education awards, announced on 24 November 2011 in London.ns national award". .warwick.ac.uk. 2011-11-28. Retrieved 2012-05-13.
  9. ^ "International Hippocrates Research Forum for Poetry and Medicine". Go.warwick.ac.uk. Retrieved 2012-05-13.

External links

  • Official website
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