This event is free and open to campus and community.
Have you or anyone you know experienced chronic or acute illness? How does the art of storytelling work to improve health care education and the experience of patient care? In what ways are doctors, patients and other health professionals storytellers? How can researchers, educators, students, and members of the greater public work together to produce compassionate approaches to patient-centred care?
Stories of Health and Illness at Western invites members of the public, both campus and community, to join us to experience the stories of people living with illness. Through stories shared by participants who have dealt with chronic or acute conditions, audience members will hear first-hand accounts of what is important to patients throughout their health care experience. Following each story, we will invite the audience to reflect on their experience of each narrative and engage in an open dialogue with our storytellers.
Our moderator for the evening will be Dr. Shannon Arntfield, Professor of Obstetrics-Gynaecology at the Schulich School Medicine & Dentistry and Director of the Narrative Medicine Initiative at Western University.
This event will be videotaped for educational purposes.
Thank you to our partners: Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry - Western University, the Arts and Humanities at Western, The Public Humanities at Western, the London Public Library, Faculty of Health Science, Fanshawe's School of Nursing, and the Narrative Medicine Initiative.
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