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November Narrative Medicine Rounds with Ronald Epstein, MD “Attending: Mindfulness in Clinical Practice”
November 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
“Attending: Mindfulness in Clinical Practice,” A Talk by Ronald Epstein, MD, author of Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness and Humanity
For our November Narrative Medicine Rounds, we welcome Ronald Epstein, a family physician, teacher, researcher and writer, who has devoted his career to understanding and improving patient-physician communication, quality of care and clinician mindfulness. He will discuss his compassionate work and recent book, entitled Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness and Humanity that was published last year by Scribner.
Dr. Epstein has conducted groundbreaking research into communication in medical settings and developed innovative educational programs that promote mindfulness, communication and self-awareness. Ron directs the Center for Communication and Disparities Research and co-directs the Deans Teaching Fellowship program and Mindful Practice Programs at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry where he is Professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Oncology and Medicine (Palliative Care).
A graduate of Wesleyan University and Harvard Medical School, he is recipient of lifetime achievement awards relating to communication and humanism, a Fulbright fellowship in Barcelona and fellowships at the University of Sydney and the Brocher Institute in Geneva. He has published over 250 articles and book chapters.