Story-in-Place is a workshop to give healthcare providers a forum tell their stories during the COVID-19 crisis. The session will be online on April 11, 2020 at 2pm Pacific. Registration is free. We’re living through a crisis and a profound shared experience. Healthcare providers and related fields are on the front lines. One of the […]
Dr. David Thoele introduced me to The Examined Life, and suggested that I submit a proposal for last year’s conference. Today, he and fellow staff from the Advocate system presented their work on how to help patients process their experiences and relieve stress. His project started by simply encouraging patients to write a journal. When […]
This week’s review centers around a brief but meaningful summary of a 2016 pilot to integrate Narrative Medicine into medical students’ clinical rotations. So far, most Thursday Reviews have tried to discover how the authors’ findings support and expand the use of storytelling in medicine. This week, I’d like to do something a little different. […]
Mechanical and Mutual Exchanges I was originally introduced to Ursula K. Le Guin’s essay “Telling is Listening” through Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings. She has a terrific discussion of Le Guin’s metaphors about communication as we think it is vs. how communication really works.