Register Now for the Narrative-Based Medicine Certificate Program – Starting January 25, 2022!

Narrative-Based Medicine – Certificate Program
Register today to get started on January 25, 2022

Using Storytelling to Transform Healthcare

The narratives that patients and practitioners construct together can affect the nature and meaning of health events. Understanding how to listen, give voice to experience, and integrate insights gained from reflection can improve patient care and practitioner fulfillment.

You can now now register for Narrative-Based Medicine Digital Certificate Program, which starts on January 25, 2022.

This unique program offers training in narrative-based medicine skills such as close reading, reflective writing, listening and communication skills.

In 8 sessions held over 4 months, participants will:

  • Develop reflective and creative writing skills through tailored practical exercises
  • Gain one-on-one editing, guidance, and mentorship from experienced instructors
  • Discuss and develop ways to integrate narrative-based medicine techniques into daily clinical practice
  • Engage in a small group seminar format which encourages interaction, collaboration and teamwork
  • Build an interprofessional community of practice, learning and teaching in order to foster person-centered care and reflective self-care

Participants will gain abilities in reflectiveness, sensitivity to patients, teamwork and personal creativity, and heightened skills in close reading and reflective and creative writing.

See the program website for complete details and register to get started in January!

HEALTH HUMANITIES-IPE CERTIFICATE-Deadline Sept 30 !

The IPE Curriculum Portfolio at the Centre for Interprofessional Education and The Program In Health, Arts and Humanities  at the University of Toronto invites students to apply for the Interprofessional Health, Arts & Humanities Certificate Program.  Students wishing to engage in more specialized collaborative, experiential learning opportunities may apply to complete this Certificate Program.  This highly rated course will provide students with narrative-based skills, mindfulness training  and arts-based experiences that will support enhanced patient/client care and leadership skills. Some slots remain.

APPLY NOW  at : https://ipe.utoronto.ca/interprofessional-health-arts-humanities-certificate-program

Narrative-Based Medicine – Certificate Program-University of Toronto 🗓

Narrative-Based Medicine – Certificate Program
Register today to get started on January 21, 2021

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Using Storytelling to Transform Healthcare

The narratives that patients and practitioners construct together can affect the nature and meaning of health events. Understanding how to listen, give voice to experience, and integrate insights gained from reflection can improve patient care and practitioner fulfillment. Learn these essential skills in CPD’s Narrative-Based Medicine certificate program.

The only certificate of its kind in Canada, this unique program trains participants in narrative-based medicine skills: close reading, reflective writing, listening and communication skills.

In 8 sessions held over 6 months, participants will:

  • Develop reflective and creative writing skills through tailored practical exercises
  • Gain one-on-one editing, guidance, and mentorship from a prize-winning author
  • Cover the theory and practice of narrative-based medicine through expert guest speakers and readings
  • Engage in a small group seminar format which encourages interaction, collaboration and teamwork

Upon completion of the program, participants will be better equipped to work with stories of all kinds to positively impact their fulfillment and patient care.

Review the program website for complete details and register to get started on January 21, 2021.

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CPD Continuing Professional Development

Redeveloped Interprofessional HAH Certificate

Introducing a Redeveloped Interprofessional Health Arts and Humanities Certificate

Hello Everyone,

We have been working on the redevelopment of the Interprofessional Health Arts and Humanities Certificate. We are very excited to include Karen Gold (Social Work, Women’s College Hospital) and Bill Gayner (Social Work, Mt Sinai Hospital) as coordinators for Narrative-Based Healthcare and Reflection, Mindfulness and Resilience in Clinical Life: How Self-Care Fosters Empathic Care) units. We just met to discuss the content and are truly excited about the potential value of this material for our students. This will be a 1.5 year program, with the content being covered in the first year. Students will be required to complete an arts-based project and present it the following November. Since the project work is completed independently, this opportunity is open to students in later years as well as first year.

For the first iteration we will only be accepting 24 students from across the professions as well as PGME residents. The Centre for IPE will be sending emails to students to inform them of this opportunity; we were hoping that as faculty leads you might consider some promotion as well.

IPE HAH Certificate Outline(Aug)

Please contact us should you have any questions or require details beyond what is in the attached outline.

Enjoy the remaining weeks of summer !

Sylvia and Allan

Sylvia Langlois  :     s.langlois@utoronto.ca
and  Allan Peterkin :   allan.peterkin@sinaihealthsystem.ca

TEAM NARRATIVE

TEAM NARRATIVE IS A COLLECTIVE OF EDUCATORS ACROSS CLINICAL DISCIPLINES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO WHO OFFER LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS ON THE ROLE OF WORKING WITH STORIES IN LEARNING AND HEALTH-RELATED ENCOUNTERS.

THE GOAL OF THIS TEACHING IS TO IMPROVE  : REFLECTIVE CAPACITY, NARRATIVE COMPETENCE, VISUAL LITERACY AND CRITICAL THINKING.

TEAM NARRATIVE is a collaboration between the Health, Arts and Humanities Program  and the MSPI (Mount Sinai Psychotherapy Institute). Sessions are available for  learners from all disciplines and levels of training. We are also a part of PHES, The Division of Psychotherapies, Humanities and Educational Scholarship within the Department  of Psychiatry which focuses on Reflective Capacity and Relationship-Centered Care.

Faculty:

Allan Peterkin MD -TEAM NARRATIVE Leader

Mary Beattie PHD, Monica Branigan MD; Ronna Bloom Med (Poet-In-Residence);

Sue Macrae RN, PHD; Allison Crawford MD; Bill Gayner MSW; Julie Hann OT, Debra Hamer MD, Hartley Jafine MA (Theater-Based Educator),  Rex Kay MD, Louise Kinross; Nancy McNaughton PHD; LJ Nelles MFA

Aaron Orkin MD , Nick Pimlott MD ,Michael Roberts MD,  Ron Ruskin MD;

Tilda Shalof RN; Miriam Shuchman MD, Anne Simmonds RN, PHD,   Eva-Marie Stern (Art Therapist); Damian Tarnopolsky PHD (novelist)

Shelley Wall PHD (Illustrator In Residence)

Introductory Lectures

These can be scheduled as 45-minute talks with discussion time or 1.5 -3 hour workshops:

A: A Humanities Toolkit Rounds (ie discussion of an image, poem, film clip)

B: An Introduction To  Narrative-Based Medicine-close reading of a short story/poem and a reflective writing exercise

Seminar Packages of three or more sessions:

CVisual Narrative -working with images and non-verbal cues

D:  Reflecting With Poems-a writing workshop

E:  Ten Tips For Incorporating Narrative Competence Into A Busy Practice

F:   Narrative Medicine Workshop-Part Two- Deepening The Discussion

G:  Therapeutic Writing-using narrative with patients

H:   Narrative As Advocacy/Disability Studies

I:   Narrative and Spirtuality

J:  Situation Critical-Narratives of the ER and ICU

K:  Narrative In Palliative Care

L:  Narrative and Ageing

M: The Patient Speaks -given by a person living with stigma,  chronic physical or mental illness

N:  Stories Matter-Narrative-based Ethics-Looking At Difficult Stories

O:  Narrative and Mindful Presence

P:   Theater-Based Workshops on : Physical Presence/

Exploring plays on health and illness (including mental health) /   Physician Stereotypes in plays and films/Narrative and Mental Health/Illness and The Family

Q:  Using film clips to teach about the doctor-patient or clinician/client relationship

R:  Using Narrative with Patient Self-Help Groups

S:   An introduction to Graphic Medicine

T:   Narrative and Medical Error

U:  When Stories Collide –Narrative, Personal Values  and Moral Distress

Y:   Narratives From The News-Examining Media Representations of Medicine

Z:   New  Approaches to  Oral History

SUPERVISIONS/CONSULTATION/TRAINING:

Faculty Development In Close Reading of an Image and Text, Reflective Writing Techniques and Evaluation of Student Reflective Writing

Qualitative Research in Narrative Medicine

Supervision of an ongoing reflective writing group for clinicians or patient groups could be offered

Consultation on reflective portfolio course creation/implementation/evaluation  at the undergrad/inter-professional/postgrad/CME level

Working With Difficult Stories-A Balint Group (6-8 sessions)

  A Weekend Digital Storytelling Workshop

To arrange these sessions please contact  : mfennesey@mtsinai.on.ca

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MSPI Workshops in Therapeutic Writing With Patients/Narrative Competence Psychotherapy –this 2 Day Workshop is offered every 2 years-see

http://www.mountsinai.on.ca/care/psych/staff-education-programs/mspi/

MSPI CERTIFICATE IN NARRATIVE-BASED CARE   http://www.mountsinai.on.ca/care/psych/staff-education-programs/mspi/

Offered in conjunction with the MSPI (Mount Sinai Psychotherapy Institute) – accepted candidates can receive a Certificate after completing a specified number of hours in seminars, supervision and self-study (project completion)