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Why some physicians turn to creative writing as an outlet

Ann Botash, MDDeirdre C Neilen, PhD Upstate pediatrician Ann Botash, MD, who has been journaling for years, will read a portion of her short story “Whistling Willy’s Love Song” that recently won a Bruce Dearing Writing Award, presented by Upstate’s Center for Bioethics and Humanities (CBH). Botash, who is joined by the CBH’s Deirdre Neilen, PhD, will share what writing does for the health care professional, and why physicians sometimes turn to creative writing as an outlet.  All submissions to the contest also receive consideration for publication in CBH’s journal, The Healing Muse.

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