Journal of Cancer Education

, Volume 33, Issue 6, pp 1362–1363 | Cite as

Reading the Room: Lessons on Holding Space and Presence

  • Anne M. KelemenEmail author
  • Grace Kearney
  • Hunter Groninger


The following is a reflection on a patient interaction that draws attention to presence and holding space.


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© American Association for Cancer Education 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anne M. Kelemen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Grace Kearney
    • 2
  • Hunter Groninger
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of Palliative CareMedStar Washington Hospital CenterWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Palliative CareMedStar Union Memorial Hospital BaltimoreBaltimoreUSA

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