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Reflect on the imagery and perspective used by the artist. How are you feeling as you read this story? Which artistic elements facilitate this feeling?
In health professions training, it's easy to feel like a spectator to patient suffering, especially if you don't have a meaningful role on a team. This can compound what is otherwise a complex emotional experience.
Have you experienced this before? How did it make you feel? How did you navigate it?
Virginija chooses to emphasize her shadow in this story/poem. What does this mean to you? What is the significance of her shadow?
Reflect on the perspective and framing of this image. What comes to mind?
What do you think about the artist's use of the ultrasound imagery and metaphor here?
Developing comfort with causing patients pain--no matter the level--is a difficult threshold to cross in health professions training. How have you experienced and/or dealt with this?
The words we use matter. How might a seemingly innocuous comment like this have made you feel? How might it have made you feel about yourself?
Shame can be an incredibly physical emotion. What physical elements are at play in this scene? How have you physically experienced shame?
Reflect on the artist's use of color. What does it mean to you?
Have you ever experienced a situation like this? What happened next? Who or what helped you navigate it?
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