What’s the Story? Exploring the What, Why and How of Narrative Medicine
The practice of narrative medicine has been shown to improve not only patient and physician satisfaction, but patient outcomes as well. This workshop will offer an introduction to narrative medicine through lecture, experiential activities, and discussion. Format: • Keynote speaker and introduction to the discipline. As a leader in the field, in addition to insight and inspiration, Dr. Rita Charon will offer the “what and why” of narrative medicine. • Breakout workshop sessions will address the “how” of narrative medicine. Experiential sessions will employ a variety of narrative approaches, which may include prose, poetry, graphic novel, painting, film, and photography. Each session will also include an exercise that reinforces skills such as listening and reflective writing, which are core elements of this practice. Each participant will have the opportunity to experience multiple narrative forms. • Discussion and Panel Course faculty will present current opportunities in narrative medicine and innovative initiatives expanding the medical humanities. The group will engage in discussion regarding possible ways to practice narrative medicine and to engage their communities. Participants will have the opportunity to share their current practices, as well as consider new possibilities.
- Develop knowledge and understanding of the field of narrative medicine.
- Discuss its importance and value in the practice of medicine for patients and clinicians.
- Develop fundamental skills in the practice of narrative medicine.
- Build potential collaborations and new imaginations for future initiatives in narrative medicine.
- 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 4.00 ANCC
- 4.00 Attendance
- 0.40 IACET CEU
- 4.00 JA Credit - AH
- 4.00 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™