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  • October 19: Introduction to Close Reading and Narrative MedicineOct 19, 20205:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • October 26: Review of Narrative TheoryOct 26, 20205:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • November 2: Close Reading and WritingNov 2, 20205:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • November 9: Listening Better to NarrativeNov 9, 20205:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • November 16: Journaling and Narrative MedicineNov 16, 20205:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • November 23: Narrative and the Treatment of TimeNov 23, 20205:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • November 30: What Happens: IncidentNov 30, 20205:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • December 7: Trying it All OutDec 7, 20205:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Sponsored by the Gold Humanism Honor Society, the Alan Klass Health Humanities Program and the Office of Educational and Faculty Development

Description:

Medicine is an art, and yet the arts are too often absent from the practice of medicine. Dr. Rita Charon and others have described the intersection of narrative art with medicine as the practice of narrative medicine. This series will explore such a practice by processing narratives in every context – verbal, written, formal, informal – in such a way that learners become more empathetic and accurate listeners, readers, writers, and communicators.

This series teaches narrative by engaging you as a reader, writer, and medical professional. Positive health outcomes depend on communication, empathy, and collaboration, all skills that are integral to narrative medicine. This series consists of eight two-hour sessions, and is designed for those who have not previously studied narrative medicine; no reading or writing outside class will be required.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop close reading, listening and observation skills
  • Practice reflective and creative writing skills
  • Learn how narrative medicine and ethical considerations related to its practice happen in the context of clinical practice.

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Facilitator:  Maurice Mierau is the author of Detachment: An Adoption Memoir, which won the 2016 Kobzar Literary Award and the Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction. He has published three books of poems, Autobiographical Fictions, ReLit Award winner Fear Not, and Ending with Music. His work has appeared in most major Canadian newspapers and literary magazines. Maurice, who holds an MA in English literature, has taught journaling and other writing topics to students at the Max Rady College of Medicine over the last five years.

 

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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
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    Laurie Driedger
    Faculty Development Coordinator
    Office of Educational and Faculty Development
    S204 Medical Services Building
    Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
    University of Manitoba
    Tel: 204 272-3111
    Fax: 204-272-3169
    Email: Laurie.Driedger@umanitoba.ca