I've been helping to develop a Medical Humanities presence where I work as a primary care doc.
Healthcare can unfortunately be a spirit-draining endeavor. I started writing non-fiction narrative pieces as an outlet early on in my career.
Writing narrative non-fiction was startlingly therapeutic for me, and eventually lead to writing poetry. And that lead to writing fiction.
So I owe a lot to the medical humanities.
If you ever write poetry, fiction, or narrative non-fiction that explores the human condition or the intersection between medicine and life, here is a list of places that might accept your submissions.
For most of these, you don't need to be a doctor or be working in the healthcare environment to submit. Many of these journals also accept photography and artwork, along with poetry, fiction, and narrative non-fiction.
Consider it. The world would be a better place if everyone could share your stories!
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