Spring 2013 Narrative Medicine Workshops

Narrative Medicine Workshops 2013 SPRING WORKSHOP DATES

February 22-24, 2013  | May 3-5, 2013

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION & OBJECTIVES: These intensive workshops, reserved for 40 to 48 participants, will offer rigorous skill-building in narrative competence. Participants will learn effective techniques for attentive listening, adopting others’ perspectives, accurate representation, and reflective reasoning. Plenary sessions will focus on reconceptualizing empathy, narrative ethics, bearing witness, and illness narratives. Small group seminars will offer firsthand experience in close reading, reflective writing, and autobiographical exercises. Participants will receive a packet of readings prior to the conference that will include seminar articles in the field of narrative medicine by leading educators. You will be working closely and intimately with the founders and leaders in the field of Narrative Medicine and Inter-Professional Education.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers, Dentists, Mental Health Professionals, Public Health Professionals, Chaplains, Writers, Academics, Scholars, and all those interested in the intersection of narrative and medicine.

PARTICIPANTS WILL:  develop the narrative competence to nourish empathic doctor-patient relationships – learn narrative communication strategies for patient-centred and life-framed practice – build habits of reflective practice that enhance professionalism and nurture clinical communities – acquire pedagogic skills to teach methods of narrative medicine – replace isolation with affiliation, cultivate enduring collegial alliances, and reveal meaning in clinical practice Held at the Columbia University Medical Center campus, these weekends will provide opportunities for individual consultations with faculty, shared meals, informal social gatherings, and access to the cultural offerings of New York City.

WORKSHOP FACULTY (not all faculty participate in each workshop): Chris Adrian, M.D., M.Div., M.F.A. (Writer in Residence, Program in Narrative Medicine), author of The Great Night. Rita Charon, M.D., Ph.D (Executive Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine, Professor of Clinical Medicine), author of Narrative Medicine: Honoring Stories of Illness. Charlotte Friedman, M.F.A., M.A. (Director, Global Programs, Adjunct Professor, Program in Narrative Medicine) Deepthiman Gowda, M.D., M.P.H. (Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center College of Physicians and Surgeons) Nellie Hermann, M.F.A. (Creative Director, Program in Narrative Medicine), author of The Cure for Grief. Alvan Ikoku, M.D., Ph.D (Assistant Professor, Division of Bioethics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine) Craig Irvine, Ph.D (Academic Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine), author of author of The Other Side of Silence: Levinas, Medicine, and Literature. Maura Spiegel, Ph.D. (Associate Director, Program in Narrative Medicine) Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, editor of The Grim Reader: Writings on Death, Dying, and Living On. Kristen Slesar, L.C.S.W., M.S. (Narrative Medicine Faculty, Trauma-Focused Psychotherapist) TUITION: $1,000 for participants with income over $100,000/year, and $850 for income under $100,000/year (includes syllabus, meals during workshop hours, and readings). Participants are responsible for their own travel and accomodations.

ACCREDITATION: The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

DESIGNATION: The College of Physicians and Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The program has been planned and produced in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). LOCATION: Columbia University Medical Center Hammer Health Sciences Building 701 W. 168th Street New York, NY 10032 FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: sma67@columbia.edu

SAMPLE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE: FRIDAY PROGRAM 2:00 Registration 2:30 Plenary Address Narrative Medicine: Methods for Improving Clinical Effectiveness 3:45 Reading “Meanness” 5:00 Small Group Seminars Clinical Cases from Narrative Medicine 6:15 Cocktail Reception SATURDAY PROGRAM 8:30 Continental Breakfast 9:00 Plenary Address Reconceptualizing Empathy 10:30 Refreshment Break 10:45 Small Group Seminars Close Reading: Training for Attentive Listening 12:15 Lunch 1:30 Plenary Address Narrative Ethics: New Clinical Approaches 3:00 Refreshment Break 3:15 Small Group Seminars Narrative Writing From Practice: Enlarging The Clinical Fund Of Knowledge Through Representation 4:45 Adjournment SUNDAY PROGRAM 8:30 Continental Breakfast 9:00 Plenary Address Writing in the clinical context and beyond 10:30 Refreshment Break 10:45 Small Group Seminars Illness Narratives: The Skills of Bearing Witness to the Suffering of Others 12:15 Lunch 1:30 Plenary Address T eaching Narrative Medicine: Curricular Development 3:00 Refreshment Break 3:15 Small Group Seminars Narrative Interviewing: How to Elicit the Full Stories of Illness 4:45 Adjournment

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