Workshop: Developing a narrative medicine curriculum

December 9, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

What clinician doesn't benefit from remembering that behind every disease is a patient with a story? Connecting to a patient's story — and ultimately to that person's humanity — helps both the patient and the clinician.

One of the hallmarks of burnout is the depersonalization of the patient. Fortunately, narrative medicine can be protective against this.

Narrative medicine has been defined as "a wholesome medical approach that recognizes the value of people's narratives in clinical practice, research and education as a way to promote healing." It "aims to address the relational and psychological dimensions that occur in tandem with physical illness, with the perspective to treat patients as humans with individual stories, rather than simply the symptoms displayed on their medical chart."

An upcoming workshop serves to provide a structure by which to build a narrative medicine curriculum for your learners and implement narrative medicine practice into your clinical teaching. It also serves to enhance educators’ awareness of the field its importance.

The workshop will be facilitated by Kristin Collier, M.D., assistant professor of internal medicine

Objectives of the workshop are:

  • To educate physicians on the field of narrative medicine.
  • To discuss the benefits of narrative medicine for the teacher and learner.
  • To discuss how to implement narrative medicine practice into your clinical teaching.

When: Friday, Jan. 20, 2017

Time: 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (Breakfast will be provided)

Where: BSRB Seminar Rooms, 1st floor

Register online

This workshop is hosted by the Office of Faculty Development. Please note that this workshop is for faculty only. 

Questions? Please contact Jordan Wright,