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Forgive me: medical error and the poetics of forgiveness.
|Title||Forgive me: medical error and the poetics of forgiveness.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Becker D, May N, Plews-Ogan M|
|Journal||Perspectives in biology and medicine|
|Date Published||2012 Summer|
Alexander Pope, in his Essay on Criticism, proposes that "To err is human; to forgive divine." This essay considers the latter half of that proposition and includes quotes from doctors who participated in a study of learning and growing through adversity. Doctors, like poets, find it necessary to put their moral and psychological dilemma into words. Language shapes the experience and offers a means of partial resolution.
|Alternate Journal||Perspect. Biol. Med.|