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Little Brown Bird, Peyton C. Morss-Walton 2020 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Little Brown Bird, Peyton C. Morss-Walton

Streams of Consciousness

A personal essay reflecting on patient care and loss in medical school.

Berlin Prize 2020 First Place Winning Submission


Mijo, Cesar Rodriguez 2020 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Mijo, Cesar Rodriguez

Streams of Consciousness

A reflective writing piece from a memorable experience during the first year of medical school.

Berlin Prize 2020 Second Place Winning Submission


Untitled, Naideline Raymond 2020 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Untitled, Naideline Raymond

Streams of Consciousness

The poem ‘Untitled’ was inspired by the loss I fear. I wrote this poem to convince myself not to be afraid of loss but to welcome it and be okay with it when it comes. I wrote "Untitled" to remember that love transcends all.

A boy loses his father at a young age. Later, loses his mother and through it all he never feels alone.

Berlin Prize 2020 Honorable Mention Winning Submission


Lugar Sagrado: A Sacred Place, Bennett E. Vogt 2020 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Lugar Sagrado: A Sacred Place, Bennett E. Vogt

Streams of Consciousness

The intent of publishing is to share my work of fiction about a young boy facing both his own and his mother’s mortality in the context of a chronic illness. The piece was originally created for a creative writing course, but was never published, and has been edited since into its current form.

Berlin Prize 2020 Third Place Winning Submission


Heroism, Elham Ahmadi 2020 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Heroism, Elham Ahmadi

Streams of Consciousness

Berlin Prize 2020 Honorable Mention Winning Submission


Birthday Wish, Amber Sarkar MD 2020 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Birthday Wish, Amber Sarkar Md

Streams of Consciousness

A family doctor reflects on the deaths of mothers in her practice who have died during the past year, as she approaches the age of their death.


A Battle For Hope, Kaline E. Mulvihill 2020 University of New England

A Battle For Hope, Kaline E. Mulvihill

Akesis

I have friends and family members working in all aspects of the medical system. They are PAs, PTs, nurses, doctors, caregivers, and support staff. They are on the frontline in the brutal battle against Covid-19. This is their story. It is a story about fear, duty, strength, and finding hope. While we adapt to this new normal and cope with the ever-changing landscape, we have to remember that we are all in this fight together.


Broken With Nature, Meghan Bowler 2020 University of New England

Broken With Nature, Meghan Bowler

Akesis

This is a short reflection on two separate periods of intense mental and physical self-healing. Nature removed me from the imprisonment of my own mind around 8 years ago, only to fall back into its grips after a recent hip surgery. Hiking/physical activity was the only form of therapy that I was vulnerable enough to let heal me. It would break me down mentally and physically while rebuilding me at the same time. Some information was derived from personal journal entries but all are very relevant to each and every hike I take today.


Tides, Paul S. Eo 2020 University of New England

Tides, Paul S. Eo

Akesis

This photo is an overhead shot of the waves breaking at Pine Point beach. This represents so much for me. In these times of uncertainty it gives me hope that the tides will eventually turn. And just like the tides, this too will take a turn for the better. It also represents the healing and cleansing qualities of the sea.


New Hope, Gerhard H. Laurich 2020 Spouse of UNE Student

New Hope, Gerhard H. Laurich

Akesis

While moving across the country with my fiance for a clinical placement in December our tree suffered greatly from the cold nights in the car; we were sure it was dead when we finally got to our destination but the trunk hadn't yet turned brown and gotten weak so we kept it, watered it, and gave it a chance. A couple weeks later we noticed that there were a couple new buds sprouting from the trunk lower down. It just goes to show that no matter how hard life gets, there is always reason to hope, to try, and ...


Motus Habitus: An Anatomical Ethnography, Michael Cyr, Jordan G. Lamb 2020 University of New England

Motus Habitus: An Anatomical Ethnography, Michael Cyr, Jordan G. Lamb

Akesis

Although this project began long before the release of Akesis' Spring theme, it perfectly encapsulates adaptation in many ways. The response to the recent pandemic and the disruption to people's daily routines has caused us to reflect on the ways we experience our bodies and minds in the absence of work, recreation, sociality, and movement. Movement, a key to human health and happiness, has been greatly restrained as most of us are confined to our living quarters. Now more than ever it is important to acknowledge the effects of lifestyle on body and health and find creative ways to ...


Decision 2020, Rolene Yousefyan 2020 University of New England

Decision 2020, Rolene Yousefyan

Akesis

The materials used to create this piece were chalk pastels. The inspiration behind this drawing was the difficult decisions we all have had to make at some point throughout our lives. No matter the reason why we made these decisions, there is no changing them and they may forever change the pathways of our lives.


Those Who Can Pay: The Impact Of Socioeconomic Status In Long Term Care, Desiree Schippers 2020 Kansas State University

Those Who Can Pay: The Impact Of Socioeconomic Status In Long Term Care, Desiree Schippers

Crossing Borders: A Multidisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship

In this personal essay I explore the disparities between two different state funded long term care facilities. After completing four months of field work living in a nursing home, I synthesize my experiences both as a long term care resident and employee into a work of creative nonfiction. I include information from interviews with experts on long term care funding, finance officers at the facilities, and refer to state long term care laws.


A Study Of Physician Preparedness In Relation To Religious Diversification: Examination Of Policy, Education, Training, And Experience, Austin P. Hoffarth 2020 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

A Study Of Physician Preparedness In Relation To Religious Diversification: Examination Of Policy, Education, Training, And Experience, Austin P. Hoffarth

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


The Healing Properties Of Interactive Art: Creating A Proposal For Art Within A Hospital Environment, Alexandra Chase 2020 University of Nebraska at Omaha

The Healing Properties Of Interactive Art: Creating A Proposal For Art Within A Hospital Environment, Alexandra Chase

Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects

The consumption of art and interaction with it can be beneficial to individuals in many different ways. Play and exploration engage the mind and can have positive effects, no matter how small. Within a medical setting, this type of interactive art can promote healing within patients by engaging their bodies and minds. With these ideas in mind, the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center (CHMC) put out a call for an interactive sculpture piece to be created for their upcoming building expansion. My piece, Garden Lanterns, was then conceptualized in order to fulfill their requirements and embrace the idea of ...


The Impact Of Healing Arts On Students At The University Of Nebraska At Omaha, Wala Albahrani 2020 University of Nebraska at Omaha

The Impact Of Healing Arts On Students At The University Of Nebraska At Omaha, Wala Albahrani

Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects

A recently emerging way to decrease stress of individuals is by practicing therapeutic art. The aim of this form of therapy is to provide a sense of expression and relief to individuals who suffer from constant anxiety and stress. Therapeutic art can be performed by a therapy session where an individual express themselves using art to communicate their thoughts and emotions. Since this form of therapy does not require artistic sense or skills, many individuals can benefit from it. Moreover, another form of this therapy is surrounding stressed individuals with calming art, such as photography, music, sculpture, and painting, etc ...


Investigating The Role Of Income Inequality In The Impact Of Natural Disasters In Lower Middle-Income Countries, Madison L. Graham 2020 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Investigating The Role Of Income Inequality In The Impact Of Natural Disasters In Lower Middle-Income Countries, Madison L. Graham

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Nicaraguan Homeowner Showing Gratitude For Concrete Flooring As Part Of A Public Health Mission Trip, Breonna Kinnison 2020 Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Nicaraguan Homeowner Showing Gratitude For Concrete Flooring As Part Of A Public Health Mission Trip, Breonna Kinnison

HCA Healthcare Journal of Medicine

I’m Bree Kinnison, a fourth-year medical student and aspiring psychiatrist. When I’m not studying, I enjoy painting using acrylics. This painting depicts a very fond memory of mine. After completing the medical portion of our mission trip in Nicaragua, we began our public health portion. Along with fellow students, I laid concrete flooring in this woman’s house. For all 76 years of her life, she had never experienced anything other than a dirt floor in her home. Traditional dirt flooring in Nicaraguan homes is responsible for many preventable illnesses. When shown the final product, she reached out ...


Using Fitbit Competitions To Increase Physical Activity In College Students, Omar Ramirez 2020 Texas A&M University

Using Fitbit Competitions To Increase Physical Activity In College Students, Omar Ramirez

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

Only one in four college students meet the current federal Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans of engaging in ~150 min/week of exercise (Raynor & Jankowiak, 2010). The advancement of technology, especially in the acquisition of physical activity data combined with the desire for virtual social interaction, has not been studied in college students. It is unknown if physical activity trackers and accompanying mobile apps, such as Fitbit, could motivate college students to be more physically active. It was hypothesized that wearing a Fitbit watch and participating in weekly competitions via the app will increase weekly step counts in college students ...


Finding Common Threads: How Patients, Physicians And Nurses Perceive The Patient Gown, Christy M. Lucas, Cheryl Dellasega 2020 Penn State College of Medicine

Finding Common Threads: How Patients, Physicians And Nurses Perceive The Patient Gown, Christy M. Lucas, Cheryl Dellasega

Patient Experience Journal

Evidence-based care is standard practice in medicine, but the patient gown has fallen outside the scope of scholarly research. The current gown renders a patient vulnerable, diminishing patients’ sense of identity, agency, and dignity with its one-size-fits-none design. The impact on providers is similarly neglected. Our objective was to explore how patients and providers derive meaning from patient gowns. A convenience sample at an academic medical center was interviewed utilizing a standardized framework developed by a medical student and two PhD-prepared researchers with experience in qualitative methods. The study was inductive in nature, seeking to understand perceptions of the patient ...


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