Former Chief Medical Officer for Scotland Sir Kenneth Calman says:
Words are remarkable agents for change. When put together in stories, poems, plays and books, literature in whatever form, presents ideas, reflections and stimulates the imagination. Stories, books, poems are ways of connecting minds and people and making you think differently. Words can also be used to expand knowledge and assist learning, and in clinical care that works both ways….. Words, through stories and books can provide a means to stimulate quality of life and improve well-being.
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