MASScot are passionate about patient experience: we collaborate with researchers by providing information, from a personal viewpoint, on Melanoma patients’ needs. We also regularly share stories from Melanoma and Skin Cancer patients – this is not only for the purpose of sharing the potentially helpful ways in which people cope, but also to raise awareness of the wide and varied patient community.
Since we discovered Pulse: Voices from the Heart of Medicine, we’ve decided to get involved in sharing the ways patients are creative in telling their stories. Since October is Haiku Month at Pulse, here’s some of our favourites from their site. Notice how the seasons feature in many of these – a key element in the art of Haiku.
Expressing your creative side can be a great way to relieve stress. Visit Pulse’s website for details on how to send them your poetry. MASScot would also like to invite you to send in your creative writing on the experience of Melanoma or Skin Cancer from any point of view, to be published on our new blog. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org, enter ‘MASScot Writers’ in the title, along with your name (want to remain anonymous? that’s fine too).