The Centre for Faculty Development (CFD) and the University of Toronto Postgraduate Medical Education and Continuing Professional Development are excited to announce the launch of a new program:
Introducing Narrative-Based Medicine – Part One.
This program, consisting of six, two hour sessions, will meet the needs of healthcare clinicians and educators coming to narrative medicine for the first time. There will be little or no homework/readings for this program. Please see this link for detailed program information, including learning goals, schedule, and location.
The art of telling – and listening to – stories is fundamental to what it means to be human. Storytelling is a craft that can be developed with practice.
Narrative medicine, both in medical practice and education, is practiced with a focus on the skills of communication and collaboration which are essential to positive health outcomes. Learning how to write and reflect on narratives will give you a powerful ability to build therapeutic and collegial relationships, improve patient outcomes, and live and work in a more reflective and engaged way.
Introducing Narrative-Based Medicine – Part One will introduce the theory and practice of Narrative-Based Medicine through a variety of practical activities and discussion. Participants will be guided through in-class exercises in close reading, close listening, and creative and reflective writing. We will also create and share written work to enhance participants’ comfort with expression, communication, and feedback. As well as discussing the goals and benefits of narrative medicine, class discussion will return to the questions raised by the participants’ clinical and educational practice with the aim of enhancing narrative competence in working life.
There is a $500 fee and registration is required. Registration closes Sep 26, 2018. There is a maximum capacity for 15 participants.
For registration and detailed information, please visit: https://cfd.utoronto.ca/
Please feel free to contact FriesenF@smh.ca if you have any questions.