Narrative Medicine Workshop with Dr. Sneha Mantri
What makes a good physician? A person who properly diagnoses and then cures their patients? What if we told you that there's a third vital characteristic of good physicians -- physicians who listen to -- and attempt to understand their patients' stories. Similar observations have been made about clinical encounters between health care providers and patients. Our Narrative Medicine workshops are back! Dr. Sneha Mantri, a neurologist trained in movement disorders and narrative medicine, will host monthly narrative medicine workshops every third Wednesday of the month. The workshop will start with an overview of the foundational principles of narrative medicine--attention, representation, and affiliation--before moving into the ways in which the field has blossomed in the lat two decades. We'll spend the majority of the time "in workshop," analyzing selections from recently published novels and texts for discussion, reflection, and community-building around health: health as wellness; health as illness or disability; health as care and remedy; health as your future, present, and past; and of course, health as narrative, and then writing in the shadow of that medium. The final portion of the workshop will be an exploration of narrative medicine opportunities at Duke.
Dates: 1/15/2020, 2/19/2020, 3/18/2020, 4/15/2020
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