Many of our partnerships originate when individuals or representatives from institutions attend a weekend workshop and continue to stay in contact and train with us. We encourage all of those who are interested in gaining training in Narrative Medicine to contact us to discuss the multitude of training options available.
Lauren & Ben’s Story
Lauren Small and Ben Oldfield first attended a workshop in XXX. Lauren is a writer who came from a family of doctors, and hold as assistant professor appointment in the department of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital. At the time, Ben was a internal medicine and pediatrics urban health resident at John Hopkins Hospital. After studying with us in (year), they remained in touch with us, having phone calls with Rita Charon to discuss the potential of Narrative Medicine at their home institution. In the winter of 2014, Lauren and Ben launched AfterWards, a once-a-month narrative medicine workshop with those who work at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. What began as a drop-in event has progressed into a more directed approach with groups within the hospital, including interns and fellows.
Valdemar Erling first attended a workshop in X. He remained in contact with Rita Charon, and developed and launched the Second Round program at Kungälv Hospital. After Second Round‘s success, his colleagues began to see the value in Narrative Medicine. He returned with his colleagues Y and Z in April 2016 to revive further training. Upon their return to their home institution, Valdemar and his colleagues began thinking with Rita about how to develop a Swedish-based Narrative Medicine conference. In November 2016, the conference was successfully attended by (#of people).