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February 2020

February Narrative Medicine Rounds: “The Soul of Care—The Moral Education of a Husband and a Doctor,” a talk by Arthur Kleinman

February 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Alumni Auditorium, 630-650 West 168 Street
New York, United States
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For our first Narrative Medicine Rounds of 2020, co-sponsored with the Department of Psychiatry, we are honored to welcome renowned psychiatrist, social anthropologist, author, and expert on the subject of caregiving, Dr. Arthur Kleinman, who has taught at Harvard for over forty years. His compelling new book, THE SOUL OF CARE: The Moral Education of a Husband and Doctor (Viking, 2019) delivers a deeply human and inspiring story of his life in medicine and his marriage to Joan, and a…

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March 2020

March Narrative Medicine Rounds: “Mental Illness, Mass Shootings, and the Politics of American Firearms,” a talk by Jonathan Metzl

March 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Faculty Club, 630 West 168 St
New, NY United States
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For our March Narrative Medicine Rounds, we welcome Jonathan M. Metzl, MD PhD, who is the Frederick B. Rentschler II professor of sociology and psychiatry at Vanderbilt University and director of its Center for Medicine, Health, and Society. In his talk, Dr. Metzl, addresses four assumptions that frequently arise in the aftermath of mass-shootings in the United States: (1) that mental illness causes gun violence, (2) that a psychiatric diagnosis can predict gun crime before it happens, (3) that shootings…

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April 2020

April Narrative Medicine Rounds – “Passing for Human: Writing Comics from Life,” a talk by cartoonist Liana Finck

April 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
CUIMC School of Nursing, 560 West 168 St., Seventh floor, 560 West 168 St.
New York, NY United States
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For our April Narrative Medicine Rounds, we welcome cartoonist Liana Finck, whose work appears regularly in the New Yorker and on her Instagram feed. Her most recent publications include a graphic novel entitled Passing for Human, and the cartoon collection Excuse Me: Cartoons, Complaints and Notes to Self. In a review of Passing for Human in The Guardian, writer Rachel Cooke points out: “There is a resonant truth at the heart of this book, and it soars above everything else,…

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