Narrative Medicine Events
Monday, September 30
The McGovern Center is sponsoring two presentations on Narrative Medicine. On Friday, October 4, members of the UTHealth community are invited to hear "Narrative Medicine: Attention, Representation, Affiliation" and to participate in a workshop on Narrative Medicine on Saturday, October 5. Friday's event will be held at Noon in MSB B.645, and Saturday's workshop will be in the Fifth Floor Gallery beginning at 1:30 pm. The topics will be presented by Craig Irvine, Ph.D., Academic Director of the Master of Science in Narrative Medicine and Director of Education for the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University.
Dr. Irvine holds a PhD in Philosophy and has over 25 years of experience teaching ethics, humanities, the history of philosophy, and narrative medicine. At Columbia, he is also a member of a group that presents Narrative Medicine Workshops throughout the year. The workshops aim to offer skill-building in narrative competence, helping participants in developing techniques for attentive listening, adopting others' perspectives, accurate representation, and reflective reasoning.
The use of narrative medicine in healthcare is perceived as a cost-effective and evidence-based method to can properly equip professionals with the necessary skills for addressing the challenge of developing empathic doctor-patient relationships.
The Friday lecture is open to anyone interested with lunch provided for the first 30 guests. It will begin at 12:00 pm in MSB B.645. Registration is requested, however, for Saturday's workshop, which will take place in the Fifth Floor Gallery beginning at 1:00 pm.