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  • Reflective WritingMar 13, 20192:00 pm - 4:00 pm


UM Bannatyne: Brodie Centre: Room-204

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

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Learning Objectives:

This workshop aims to meet the needs of healthcare practitioners seeking to explore creative and reflective writing, as well as those looking to inform their professional practice with narrative approaches to health and medicine.

The workshop will begin by introducing the elements of writing practice and the essentials of close reading, to be applied with greater focus and depth as the workshop goes on. We will read published works relating to health and the body and discuss what they offer to us as models. We will discuss theoretical/practical/creative perspectives on additional genres, such as poetry and non-fiction.



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).


Sponsored by: the Alan Klass Medical Humanities Program, The Department of Internal Medicine, and the Office of Educational and Faculty Development.



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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