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CANCELED: Chronic Health Conditions Storytelling Group

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Thursday, April 02, 2020
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6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

***Due to the COVID-19 virus and since most of our participants have a chronic illness, we want to ensure their safety, and since discussion is a huge part of the workshop, we have decided to cancel this workshop for the remainder of the semester. If you'd like to get weekly readings about chronic health condition stories, please email, to be added to the listserv. For updates on COVID-19 at Duke, go to***

The Duke Health Humanities Lab seeks participants for its third annual offering of the Chronic Health Conditions Storytelling (CHCS) group. Facilitated by Duke medical students Sam Hofacker, Megha Gupta, and Sarah Hodges, advised by faculty member Deborah Jenson, and assisted by Health Humanities Lab Manager and former Duke Disability Alliance president Cuquis Robledo, the group uses short excerpts of fiction, poetry, autobiography, podcasts, video, and images as prompts for conversation and sharing about chronic health conditions. Students managing health conditions ranging from depression and anxiety to IBS and chronic pain to lupus and diabetes are warmly welcomed for supportive and creative dialogue on their journey to optimization both of their health and their education. Students dealing with the health problems of loved ones are also invited to participate. Supper by Guasaca is provided.

Contact: Cuquis Robledo