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- Website | Columbia University Preferred Hotels and discounts (please note: the workshop is held at the Columbia Medical Center campus on 168th St)
- COMING SOON | Participant Bios
- PDF | Schedule
- COMING SOON | Small Group Facilitator and Room Assignments
- Website | Master of Science in Narrative Medicine
- Website | Certificate of Professional Achievement in Narrative Medicine Online
- PDF | Brochure: Narrative Medicine at CUIMC
- PDF | Brochure: Narrative Medicine International
- PDF | The New Veterans by Karen Russell ***Note: This will be discussed in the Saturday morning small group.***
- PDF | A Sense of Story, or Why Teach Reflective Writing?, by Rita Charon, MD, PhD & Nellie Hermann, MFA
- PDF | Chapter 5, “Deliver Us from Certainty: Training for Narrative Ethics,” by Craig Irvine, PhD and Rita Charon, MD, PhD, from The Principles and Practice of Narrative Medicine
- PDF | Chapter 7, “Close Reading: The Signature Method of Narrative Medicine,” by Rita Charon, MD, PhD, from The Principles and Practice of Narrative Medicine
- PDF | Narrative Permeability: Crossing the Dissociative Barrier in and out of Films, by Arthur Heiserman, PhD & Maura Spiegel, PhD
- PDF | The Aquarium, by Aleksandar Hemon
- PDF | Moral Injury and the Ethic of Care: Reframing the Conversation about Differences, by Carol Gilligan
- PDF | Nurses’ Widespread Job Dissatisfaction, Burnout, And Frustration With Health Benefits Signal Problems for Patient Care by Matthew D. McHugh, Ann Kutney-Lee, Jeannie P. Cimiotti, Douglas M. Sloane, and Linda H. Aiken
- PDF | Building a Program on Well-Being: Key Design Considerations to Meet the Unique Needs of Each Organization by Tait Shanafelt, MD, Mickey Trockel, MD, PhD, Jon Ripp, MD, MPH, Mary Lou Murphy, MS, Christy Sandborg, MD, and Bryan Bohman, MD
- PDF | Interventions to Prevent and Reduce Physician Burnout: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis by Colin P West, Liselotte N Dyrbye, Patricia J Erwin, Tait D Shanafelt
- Film | Ikiru ***Note: This is important to watch ahead of time, as it is used in the Saturday afternoon lecture.*** “One of the greatest achievements by Akira Kurosawa, Ikiru shows the director at his most compassionate—affirming life through an exploration of death. Takashi Shimura beautifully portrays Kanji Watanabe, an aging bureaucrat with stomach cancer who is impelled to find meaning in his final days. Presented in a radically conceived twopart structure and shot with a perceptive, humanistic clarity of vision, Ikiru is a multifaceted look at what it means to be alive.” – Criterion Film
Ways to Watch the Film
- PDF | From Trauma to Writing: A Theoretical Model for Practical Use, by Marian M. MacCurdy
- PDF | Chapter 2, “This Is What We Do, and These Things Happen: Literature, Experience, Emotion, and Relationality in the Classroom,” by Maura Spiegel, PhD and Danielle Spencer, MS, from The Principles and Practice of Narrative Medicine
- PDF | Achilles in Vietnam by Jonathan Shay
Friday March 8th, 2019
|1:30||Registration and Refreshments|
|2:30||Confronting Healthcare Burnout with Narrative | Dr. Rita Charon|
|3:30||Small Group Seminars|
|4:30||Writing at Work: The Necessary Practice of Creativity | Nellie Hermann, MFA|
|6:30||Cocktail Reception at Coogan’s Restaurant|
Saturday March 9th, 2019
|9:00||Re-Examining the Nature of Burnout and Our Roles in Addressing it | Kelley Skeff, MD, PhD|
|10:45||Small Group Seminars|
|1:30||Moral Injury and Burnout: Locating Experience Through Film | Maura Spiegel, PhD|
|3:15||Small Group Seminars|
Sunday March 10th, 2019
|9:00||Creating a Culture for Narrative Work | Craig Irvine, PhD and Deepthiman Gowda, MD, MPH, MS|
|10:45||Small Group Seminars|
|1:00||Narrative Works: Panel Discussion | Faculty and Guests|
Rita Charon, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics & Professor of Medicine, Columbia University, narratologist and Jamesian, Executive Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine, author of Narrative Medicine: Honoring the Stories of Illness.
Nellie Hermann, MFA, Creative Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University, is a graduate of Brown University and the M.F.A. program at Columbia University. She has published two novels, The Cure for Grief and The Season of Migration, which was a New York Times Editor’s Choice. She is a recipient of a NEA Literature grant, was a 2017-2018 Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library, and is currently a fellow at Columbia’s new Institute for Ideas and Imagination in Paris, France.
Craig Irvine, PhD, Director of the Master of Science in Narrative Medicine graduate program at Columbia, Lecturer in Narrative Medicine at Columbia, phenomenologist and memoirist, author of “The Other Side of Silence: Levinas, Medicine, and Literature.”
Maura Spiegel, PhD, Professor of English at Columbia, Interim Director of Columbia’s American Studies Program, Associate Director of the Progam in Narrative Medicine, Victorianist and cinema scholar, editor of The Grim Reader and author of the forthcoming biography of film director Sidney Lumet.
Deepu Gowda, MD, MPH, MS, Associate Professor of Medicine at Columbia University and Director of Clinical Practice of the Program in Narrative Medicine. Dr. Gowda is a general internist, photographer, and teacher/researcher in the teaching of visual arts in health care settings. He just completed a two year Macy Foundation Faculty Scholar fellowship, a national research award distinction given to five health care professionals per year in the United States.
Kelley Skeff, MD, PhD, MACP, George Deforest Barnett Professor in Medicine for Primary Care and Population Health at Stanford University, Co-Director of Stanford Faculty Development Center for Medical Teachers, Member of the National Advisory Committee for the Macy Foundation, researcher in the development and evaluation of improved teaching methods, assessments of teacher’s attitudes toward their teaching role, and alternative approaches to conducting and writing the patients’ history.
Columbia University Medical Center
Hammer Health Sciences Building
701 W. 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
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The College of Physicians and Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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