Created by the Maine Humanities Council, Literature & Medicine is a hospital-based humanities reading and discussion program for healthcare professionals. The program debuted at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, and has been adopted in more than 180 hospitals in 26 states.

Members gather monthly to consider their work through the lens of literature, and the readings provide a common starting point for reflection on their patients, their colleagues and themselves.

Helen McKinnon, RN, MS, Vice President for Support Services at EMMC, provides leadership to the group and professor Margery Irvine of the English Department at the University of Maine expertly facilitates group discussion.

EMMC Employees, family and friends can sign up here.

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