“Borrowed Light”: Reflecting on learning to be a social worker

  • Kielty Turner Marywood University
Keywords: women, caretaker, healer, social worker, mother, poetry


The recent death of my mother has made me think about what my mother, a writer and English professor, taught me about how to be a social worker. This paper includes excerpts from her writing, providing her insight to this reflection.



Author Biography

Kielty Turner, Marywood University
Assistant Professor, Bachelor of Social Work Program Director