Race, Equity and Action Speaker Series with Rabbi Julia Appel – Jan 22, 2010

REGISTER for the Race, Equity & Action Speaker Series with Rabbi Julia Appel on Wednesday, January 22, 2020

In January, the Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office is hosting the third edition of the Race, Equity & Action Speaker Series. The series is featuring international experts, academics and advocates to increase dialogue and understanding of racial equity, diversity and inclusion in postsecondary environments.

The January edition will feature Rabbi Julia Appel, Senior Jewish Educator and Campus Rabbi at Hillel at the University of Toronto. The talk will identify strategies and share resources to address antisemitism in postsecondary environments.

Rabbi Appel’s talk will take place on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at the Multi-Faith Centre in the Main Activity Hall on the second floor, located at 569 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Kindly let us know if you are able to attend via the link here as spots are limited.

Thank you.

Karima Hashmani
Executive Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Division of HR & Equity

AGO VISUAL LITERACY ELECTIVE – ART IS PATIENT, January 2020

Art is Patient – January 2020

This 3-part seminar guides Medical Students, Residents and Health Professionals in

  • close observation of art
  • group reflection and
  • art-making within the Art Gallery of Ontario, to let art tell us what we need to know about seeing, witnessing and engaging in the context of care. The gallery allows objects and images to clarify the doctor-patient relationship in ways the clinic can’t, giving us space to question and understand our roles with one another without the usual pressures to know or perform or explain.

 

Goals

  • Foster cognitive skills such as description and interpretation (and better understand the distinction between the two), critical thinking and metacognition
  • Sharpen technical abilities such as close observation, diagnostic acumen, pattern recognition and the perception of non-verbal cues
  • Deepen interpersonal skills with both patients and colleagues, such as collaboration, social awareness and cultural sensitivity
  • Nurture humanistic qualities such as tolerance of ambiguity, creativity and self-reflection
  • Understand the role of embodied witnessing in the practice of medicine.

 

Seminar leader

Eva-Marie Stern, RP, MA, Adjunct Professor U of T Dept of Psychiatry, is an art therapist, psychotherapist and educator. She co-founded WRAP (within the Trauma Therapy Program) at Women’s College Hospital in 1998. Her chapter, co-authored with Shelley Wall, “The Visible Curriculum”, which appears in Health Humanities in Postgraduate Medical Education (Oxford U Press, 2018) expands on how looking at and making art can vitalize learning in medicine. She offers art-based medical education initiatives in hospitals, museums and community studios.

Time and place

Wednesdays January 15, 22 and 29, 2020
6:30pm-8:30pm

Art Gallery of Ontario

Enrolment:

Open to all U of T Medical Students, Residents, and Learners from other disciplines on a first-come, first-served basis. (This seminar series is formerly known as Seeing Art as Medicine.) There is no cost for participation but enrolment is required and ATTENDANCE IS EXPECTED AT ALL THREE seminar/workshops.

No art experience is necessary. Entrance to the Gallery and art supplies provided.

For more information and to register, please contact: emstern@artandmind.net

Narrative Rounds and Narrative Atelier June 2020

Narrative Rounds June 5th and the Narrative Atelier-June 5-8, 2020

NOTE: This event has been Postponed.

Please hold the date for our joint DFCM -Department of Psychiatry – Health and Humanities NARRATIVE GRAND ROUNDS –  “Stories Turned into Case Studies and Case Files”

June 5, 1045 am-noon, followed  by a book signing

18th Floor Auditorium, Mount Sinai Hospital 600 University Ave

Our speaker is social and disability activist,  ELI CLARE

Biography:

White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare lives near Lake Champlain in occupied Abenaki territory (currently known as Vermont) where he writes and proudly claims a penchant for rabble-rousing. He has written two books of creative non-fiction, Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure and Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation, and a collection of poetry, The Marrow’s Telling: Words in Motion, and has been published in many periodicals and anthologies. Eli speaks, teaches, and facilitates all over the United States and Canada at conferences, community events, and colleges about disability, queer and trans identities, and social justice. Among other pursuits, he has walked across the United States for peace, coordinated a rape prevention program, and helped organize the first ever Queerness and Disability Conference.

The NARRATIVE ATELIER (June 5-8,2020)  will incorporate these Rounds and a workshop by Eli Clare.

This 4-day intensive Programme explores the theory, practice and teaching  of Narrative-Based Medicine through the close interpretation and reading  of:

  • Visual Narrative
  • Written and Reflective Narrative
  • Performed Narrative (Including Improv)
  • Cinematic Narrative
  • Journalistic Narrative
  • Modes of patient/client writing

For more on the Narrative Atelier-see this article from the latest issue of the WALRUS:

https://thewalrus.ca/how-literature-can-lead-to-better-healthcare/

 

To receive the finalized Atelier Program and to Register-please write to :

mspi.msh@sinaihealthsystem.ca

Allan D. Peterkin MD FCFP, FRCP
Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine,
Head, Health, Arts and Humanities Program and UGME/Post-MD Studies Humanities Lead,

Seeing Art as Medicine

Seeing Art as Medicine

Fall 2019
 
This 3-part seminar guides Medical Students and Residents in
  • close observation of art
  • group reflection and
  • art-making within the Art Gallery of Ontario’s collection — to let art tell us what we need to know about seeing, witnessing and engaging in the context of care. The gallery allows objects and images to clarify the doctor-patient relationship in ways the clinic can’t, giving us space to question and understand our roles with one another without the usual pressures to know, or perform, or explain.
Goals
  • Foster cognitive skills such as description and interpretation (and better understand the distinction between the two), critical thinking and metacognition
  • Sharpen technical abilities such as close observation, diagnostic acumen, pattern recognition and the perception of non-verbal cues
  • Deepen interpersonal skills with both patients and colleagues, such as collaboration, social awareness and cultural sensitivity
  • Nurture humanistic qualities such as tolerance of ambiguity, creativity and self-reflection
  • Understand the role of embodied witnessing in the practice of medicine.
Seminar leader
Eva-Marie Stern, RP, MA, Assistant Professor U of T Dept of Psychiatry, is an art therapist, psychotherapist and educator. She co-founded WRAP and the Trauma Therapy Program at Women’s College Hospital in 1998. Her chapter, co-authored with Shelley Wall, “The Visible Curriculum” appears in Health Humanities in Postgraduate Medical Education (Oxford University Press, 2018) and expands on how looking at and making art can vitalize learning in medicine. She offers art-based medical education initiatives in hospitals, museums and community studios.
 
Time and place
Wednesdays October 30, November 6, and November 13, 2019
6:30pm-8:30pm
Art Gallery of Ontario
 
Enrolment:
Open to all U of T Residents, Medical Students, and Learners from other clinical disciplines on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no cost for participation, but enrolment is required (see below)
ATTENDANCE IS EXPECTED AT ALL THREE SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS. MAKES SURE YOU CAN COMMIT AS THERE IS A WAIT LIST FOR THIS OFFERING.
 No art experience is necessary. Entrance to the Gallery and art supplies provided.
 
For more information and to register, please contact: emstern@artandmind.net

REMINDER: Grand Rounds – June 7, 2019 – Dr. Brian Goldman

This session is jointly sponsored by the U Toronto Departments of:

Family and Community Medicine;

Psychiatry, Division of Psychotherapies, Health Humanities and Education Scholarship (PHES);

and the Mount Sinai Hospital, Department of Psychiatry

 ALL ARE WELCOME!

The Power of Kindness: A Personal and Professional Search

 Brian Goldman, MD, MCFP(EM), FACEP

 Friday, June 7, 2019 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.followed by a book signing of “The Power of Kindness”.

June7-2019-GrdRds-Brian_Goldman

Dr. Brian Goldman is a staff emergency physician at Sinai Health System in Toronto. Since 2007, he has hosted White Coat, Black Art, an award-winning show about the patient experience in the culture of modern medicine. He is author of three Canadian bestselling books. His latest book, The Power of Kindness: Why Empathy is Essential in Everyday Life, his personal and professional search for empathy inside his brain, his heart and around the world.

 Learning Objectives:

  • Define the key parts of empathy and distinguish them from sympathy
  • List personal and system factors that detract from empathy in health care
  • Develop ways to be more empathic on the job

Location: Mount Sinai Hospital, 600 University Ave., 18th Floor Auditorium

Grand Rounds – June 7, 2019 – Dr. Brian Goldman

This session is jointly sponsored by the U Toronto Departments of:

Family and Community Medicine;

Psychiatry, Division of Psychotherapies, Health Humanities and Education Scholarship (PHES);

and the Mount Sinai Hospital, Department of Psychiatry

 ALL ARE WELCOME!

The Power of Kindness: A Personal and Professional Search

 Brian Goldman, MD, MCFP(EM), FACEP

 Friday, June 7, 2019 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.followed by a book signing of “The Power of Kindness”.

June7-2019-GrdRds-Brian_Goldman

Dr. Brian Goldman is a staff emergency physician at Sinai Health System in Toronto. Since 2007, he has hosted White Coat, Black Art, an award-winning show about the patient experience in the culture of modern medicine. He is author of three Canadian bestselling books. His latest book, The Power of Kindness: Why Empathy is Essential in Everyday Life, his personal and professional search for empathy inside his brain, his heart and around the world.

 Learning Objectives:

  • Define the key parts of empathy and distinguish them from sympathy
  • List personal and system factors that detract from empathy in health care
  • Develop ways to be more empathic on the job

Location: Mount Sinai Hospital, 600 University Ave., 18th Floor Auditorium

BPER – Graphic Medicine as a Resource for HPE

Best Practice in Education Rounds (BPER): Graphic Medicine as a Resource for Health Professional Education

May 7, 2019 (12pm-1pm) 
*no registration required

Li Ka Shing Building, 209 Victoria Street, 2nd Floor
Allan Waters Family Auditorium (LKSKI Auditorium)

Speaker: Shelley Wall, MScBMC PhD

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Communications Program,
Institute of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto;
Biology Department, University of Toronto Mississauga
Chair, Accreditation Review Committee for the Medical Illustrator (ARC-MI)

Session Description:
The field of “graphic medicine”—that is, the intersection of comics and health care—encompasses the study of comics and graphic novels about health care and illness, the creation of comics as vehicles for learning and reflection among health care professionals, and the use of comics as an alternative means of communication about serious health and bioscience topics to patient populations and the lay public. This area of study has become firmly established in the past decade, with peer-reviewed publications in high-profile journals such as the BMJ, a dedicated book series out of Penn State Press, official recognition via a regular feature in Annals of Internal Medicine, comics incorporated into electives in some medical schools as a resource for professional identity formation, and an annual international conference.

This presentation will give a brief overview of the field, introduce some key publications, consider the growing evidence for the efficacy of visual narrative in health care education, and model one hands-on exercise for incorporating graphic medicine in an educational context.

Learning Objectives:
After participation in this session, learners will be able to:
–       Define the field of graphic medicine
–       Locate resources in the field of graphic medicine
–       Describe the language of comics using discipline-specific vocabulary
–       Identify opportunities to incorporate graphic medicine into health professional education

 

Sameena Ahmed │ Education Program Coordinator – Centre for Faculty Development
Li Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Centre at St. Michael’s Hospital
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
T 416-864-6060 x76215 │ E ahmedsam@smh.ca | cfd.utoronto.ca

AGO Seminars – SEEING ART AS MEDICINE

Seeing Art as Medicine

Registration Info Below-Numbers Limited

This 3-part seminar guides Medical Students and Residents in a

  • * close observation of art,
  • * group reflection, and
  • * art-making

within the Art Gallery of Ontario’s collection, to let art tell us what we need to know about seeing, witnessing and engaging in the context of care.

The gallery allows objects and images to illuminate the doctor-patient relationship in ways the clinic can’t, giving us space to question and understand our roles with one another without the pressures to know, perform, or explain.

Goals

  • * Foster cognitive skills, such as description and interpretation (and better understand the distinction between the two), critical thinking, and metacognition
  • * Sharpen technical abilities such as close observation, diagnostic acumen, pattern recognition and the perception of non-verbal cues
  • * Deepen interpersonal skills with both patients and colleagues, such as collaboration, social awareness and cultural sensitivity
  • * Nurture humanistic qualities such as tolerance of ambiguity, creativity and self-reflection
  • * Understand the role of embodied witnessing in the practice of medicine.

Presenter

Eva-Marie Stern, RP, MA, Assistant Professor U of T Dept of Psychiatry, is an art therapist, psychotherapist and educator. She co-founded WRAP in 1998 and the Trauma Therapy Program at Women’s College Hospital. Her chapter, co-authored with Shelley Wall, “The Visible Curriculum” appears in Health Humanities in Postgraduate Medical Education (Peterkin & Skorzewska, Eds, Oxford University Press, 2018), expands on how looking at and making art vitalize learning in medicine. She offers various art-based medical education initiatives in hospitals, museums and community studios.

Time and place

Wednesdays April 17 & 24 & May 1, 2019 from 6:30pm-8:30pm

Art Gallery of Ontario

Enrolment:

Open to all Residents, Medical Students, and Learners from other disciplines on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no cost for participation, but enrolment is required, and ATTENDANCE IS EXPECTED at ALL THREE seminar/workshops. No art experience is necessary. Entrance to the gallery and art supplies provided.

For more information and to sign up, please contact: allan.peterkin@utoronto.ca

Poetry Panel at Mount Sinai – April 16

Why Are You So Scared? & Other Questions about Poetry, Medicine and Shocks of Mortality

A conversation with a poet-physician, a poet-patient, and the Mount Sinai Health System poet-in-residence.

With Shane Neilson, author of Dysphoria (PQL); Molly Peacock, author of The Analyst (Biblioasis); and Ronna Bloom, author of The More Pedlar Press).

Moderated by Dr. Allan Peterkin, Head, The Program In Health, Arts and Humanities, University of Toronto

WWW.HEALTH-HUMANITIES.COM

Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto. 600 University Ave.
Auditorium, 18th Floor,
Thursday, April 16, 2019, 6-9pm

Please see the Why Are You So Scared – Panel program 2019 – all are welcome !

Monthly Meditation for Mindful Living and Clinical Practice

Meditation for Mindful Living and Clinical Practice is a series of monthly open sessions offered by Bill Gayner through the Health, Arts and Humanities Program. The objective of the series is to provide mental health professionals and students from all clinical disciplines an opportunity to learn or further develop meditation skills for enhancing their self-care and therapeutic presence with clients.

Date:                    4th Tuesday of each month
Time:                    6:30-8:30pm
Cost:                     $35/session, $150/five sessions, $300/year. Free for the first five students/residents to register for each session
Location:              Room 939, the Large Group Room, Mount Sinai Hospital Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Health Complex
To get to the Large Group Room, take the main elevators to the 9th floor. As you are leaving the elevator area, turn left and then left again and walk down the long hallway in front of you. The door to the Large Group Room is the last door on your left. Or just follow the signs.

Registration:         RSVP required at bgayner@mtsinai.on.ca

Bill Gayner is a mental health clinician in Psychiatry, Mount Sinai Hospital. He teaches and researches mindfulness groups for people living with HIV, ambulatory patients in general psychiatry, and hospital staff. He also integrates mindfulness into individual psychotherapy his work in the Clinic for HIV-Related Concerns. He is the course director of the Mindful Psychotherapy program in the Mount Sinai Psychotherapy Institute; faculty with the Health, Arts and Humanities Program at U of T; and an Adjunct Lecturer at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto.

Bill Gayner, BSW, MSW, RSW
Mental Health Clinician
Adjunct Lecturer, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work University of Toronto Mount Sinai Hospital Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Health Complex
600 University Avenue, Room 965A
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X5
t. 416-586-4800 x 8647
f. 416-586-5970

TEAM NARRATIVE

TEAM NARRATIVE IS A COLLECTIVE OF EDUCATORS ACROSS CLINICAL AND HUMANITIES 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, Susan Belanger MLS, Monica Branigan MD; Ronna Bloom MEd/Poet-In-Residence;
Sue Macrae RN, PHD; Allison Crawford MD; Bill Gayner MSW;   Barry Gilbert MD,
Karen Gold PHD, RSW, Julie Hann OT, Debra Hamer MD, Afarin Hosseini MD, Hartley Jafine MA ,Rex Kay MD, Louise Kinross; Elysse Leonard M.A., Nancy McNaughton PHD; Carol Nash PHD , LJ Nelles MFA
Aaron Orkin MD, MPH , Nick Pimlott MD Michael Roberts MD,  Ron Ruskin MD;
Tilda Shalof RN; Miriam Shuchman MD, Anne Simmonds RN, PHD,   Eva-Marie Stern (Art Therapist); Paul Uy MD;
Shelley Wall PHD (Illustrator  In Residence), Dan Yashinsky (Storyteller in Residence)

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

1)    A Humanities Toolkit Rounds (ie discussion of an image, poem, film clip)
2)    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:
3)      Visual Narrative -working with images and non-verbal cues
4)         The Reflecting Poem-a writing workshop (Ronna)
5)      Ten Tips For Incorporating Narrative Competence Into A Busy Practice
6)          Narrative Medicine Workshop-Part Two-    Deepening The Discussion
7)      Therapeutic Writing-using narrative with patients
8)       Narrative As Advocacy/Disability Studies
9)       Narrative and Spirtuality
10)      Situation Critical-Narratives of the ER and ICU
11)      Narrative In Palliative Care
12)      Narrative and Ageing
13)         The Patient Speaks -given by a person living with stigma,  chronic physical or mental illness
14)      Stories Matter-Narrative-based Ethics-Looking At Difficult Stories
15)      Narrative and Mindful Presence
16)      Stories and The Body-A Theater-Based Workshop on Physical Presence
17)      Using film clips to teach about the doctor-patient relationship and patient    advocacy
18)      Using Narrative with Patient Self-Help Groups
19)       An introduction to Graphic Medicine
20)       Narrative and Medical Error
21)       When Stories Collide –Narrative, Personal Values  and Moral Distress
22)        Narratives From The News-Examining Media Representations of Medicine
23)       Approaches to  Oral History
24)       Narratives of Loss and Trauma
25)       Finding A Research Topic Through Personal Narrative
26)       Narrative and IPE/Team-Building

SUPERVISIONS/CONSULTATION/TRAINING:

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

Qualitative Research in Narrative Medicine

Supervision of an ongoing Reflective Writing Group for clinicians, teachers  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 For  Students or Patients

To arrange these sessions please contact   :  apeterkin@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)
See:  http://www.mountsinai.on.ca/care/psych/staff-education-programs/mspi/   for details

Theatre of Medicine/Staging Medicine

Instructors:
Suvendrini Lena MD,MPH FRCPC Staff Neurologist CAMH
Colleen Murphy, Playwright.

2015-16 Theatre of Medicine Seminar

How does the structure and craft of great theatre work to unsettle our ideas of disease and healing?

This seminar invites residents across medical specialties to enter into the subjective experience of illness through the medium of theatre. In the Incubator at Toronto’s newly renovated Theatre Center we will read scenes from Chekhov, Shakespeare and Ibsen as well as contemporary playwrights.  As actors/reader we will enter directly into the world of – psychosis, suicide, cancer, and dementia for example – in order to see and understand these states freshly and deeply. Fuelled by this understanding we will write our own scenes with a staged reading of new work as a possible finale to the seminar.

The seminar will include Ibsen’s Enemy of the People staged at Tarragon in October 2014 and Chekhov’s The Seagull at CanStage February 2015.

The Seminar is led by Suvendrini Lena, neurologist and playwright together with renowned playwright Colleen Murphy. Murphy is a recipient of a Governor General’s Award for her play The December Man. Seminar can be taken for elective credit. Please contact course director for further details.

Participation is limited to 12-16 residents/fellows please register early.  Deadline for registration is August 30 2014.

Elective credit available.  Details may vary according to program.  Please contact course director for further information on dates/registration/location: suvendrini.lena@camh.ca