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Haddad Shares Personal Stories in New Anthology on Women and Healing

Haddad Shares Personal Stories in New Anthology on Women and Healing

Amy Haddad, Ph.D., R.N., director of Creighton University’s Center for Health Policy & Ethics, is a contributor to a new anthology on “Stories of Illness and Healing: Women Write Their Bodies.”

The collection includes poetry, essays, short fiction, short drama, analyses and transcribed oral testimonies by women of all ages and from all walks of life who share intimate and poignant accounts of their own illnesses, diagnoses and treatments. The book also delves into the themes and oftentimes troubling issues raised by these female writers.

Haddad contributed two poems to the book, “What if They Said?” and “Stereotactic Biopsy,” regarding her experiences as a patient.

Haddad is also the author of numerous scholarly articles and several books. She is co-author of “Health Professional and Patient Interaction,” which received the 2003 Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Book Award in health sciences. Her poems have been published in the American Journal of Nursing, Reflections on Professional Nursing, Fetishes (a literary journal of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center), Journal of Medical Humanities, Janus Head, and The Bellevue Literary Review.

“Stories of Illness and Healing: Women Write Their Bodies” is available through the Kent State University Press. To order, call (419) 281-1802 or visit online at upress.kent.edu/books/DasGupta_S.htm. The anthology is also available on amazon.com.