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  • An Introduction to Narrative Medicine – Why Stories Matter in HealthcareMar 13, 201912:00 pm - 1:00 pm


UM Bannatyne: Brodie Centre: Room-204

727 McDermot Avenue, Room 204, Brodie Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3E 3P5

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This event is sponsored by the Alan Klass Medical Humanities Program, The Department of Internal Medicine, and the Office of Educational and Faculty Development.

Learning Objectives:

This seminar will review the origins and evolution of the growing field of Narrative Medicine, highlighting the role of reading and reflective writing in developing narrative competence.

Practical applications/strategies for developing a more narratively informed clinical practice will be provided through an onsite close reading exercise and reflective writing exercises.


Visiting Speaker:

Dr. Allan Peterkin

Dr. Peterkin studied medicine at the University of Manitoba and completed residencies in family medicine and psychiatry at McGill.

He now heads the HEALTH, ARTS AND HUMANITIES Program at Mount Sinai Hospital and is the Faculty Humanities Lead for both UNDERGRADUATE MEDICINE AND POST-MD EDUCATION AT the University of Toronto, where he is a full professor of psychiatry and family medicine.

Dr Peterkin is the author of 16 books for adults on medical humanities, cultural history, narrative medicine, human sexuality and physician wellness including Staying Human during Residency Training (now in its 6th edition). His poetry and fiction have been published and anthologized in the US, Canada and the UK. Dr. Peterkin is a founding editor of ARS MEDICA: A Journal of Medicine, The Arts and Humanities (www.ars-medica.ca) and has been a humanities editor with both the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) and Medical Humanities (BMJ).

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Program Coordinator

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    Karen DePape
    Program Coordinator
    Office of Educational and Faculty Development
    S204 Medical Services Building
    Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
    University of Manitoba
    Tel: 204-272-3102
    Fax: 204-272-3169
    Email: Karen.DePape@umanitoba.ca