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Narrative Medicine Workshop

Friday, February 22, 2013 (All day)
Columbia University Medical Center Hammer Health Sciences Center

These intensive workshops, reserved for 40 to 48 participants, offer rigorous skill-building in narrative competence. Participants will learn effective techniques for attentive listening, adopting others perspectives, accurate representation, and reflective reasoning. Plenary sessions will focus on reconceptualizing empathy, narrative ethics, bearing witness, and illness narratives. Small group seminars will offer firsthand experience in close reading, reflective writing, and autobiographical exercises. Participants will receive a packet of readings prior to the conference that will include seminar articles in the field of narrative medicine by leading educators. You will be working closely and intimately with the founders and leaders in the field of Narrative Medicine and Inter-Professional Education.


Chris Adrian, MD, MDiv, MFA,
Rita Charon, MD, Ph.D,
Deepthiman Gowda, MD, MPH
Nellie Hermann, MFA
Craig Irvine, Ph.D
Maura Spiegel, Ph.D