Advanced Creative and Reflective Writing Workshop for Health Practitioners 🗓

Learners from ALL clinical, humanities, social sciences  and arts-based disciplines are welcome to register.

Advanced Creative and Reflective Writing Workshop for Health Practitioners

November – December 2022

This four-session series is designed for writers with some experience seeking to improve their creative and reflective writing skills. Each session will focus on a particular literary genre (e.g. memoir, fiction, poetry) and feature brief lecture, small group discussion of published work, and an ongoing conversation about themes and questions in creative and reflective writing within the health humanities. Activities and exercises in every session will offer participants a space to write, read, try out new methods and approaches for prose and poetry, give each other feedback, and share and hone work with peers in a safe and encouraging environment. Offered via Zoom, sessions last 2.5 hours and take place every two weeks; in between, an online forum will allow for continued collaboration and connection.

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Let CPD help you to create an engaging digital conference experience that goes beyond a typical webinar. Contact me to learn more.


THE NARRATIVE-BASED MEDICINE LAB 

Continuing Professional Development
Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

500 University Avenue, 6th floor, Toronto, ON, M5G 1V7
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Practicing Narrative-Based Medicine in Real Life – Half-Day Master Class 🗓

Learners from ALL clinical, humanities, social sciences  and arts-based disciplines are welcome to register.

Practicing Narrative-Based Medicine in Real Life – Half-Day Master Class

November 19, 2022

Taught by Allan Peterkin and Michael Roberts, this half-day master class offers a deeper dive into the practical applications of Narrative-Based Medicine for your patients, for your practice, and for yourself. Learn about the fascinating history of Balint Groups, how to encourage patients/clients to write about their healthcare experiences, and further strategies for collaborative story-telling with patients/clients.

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Register


THE NARRATIVE-BASED MEDICINE LAB 

Continuing Professional Development
Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

500 University Avenue, 6th floor, Toronto, ON, M5G 1V7
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An Introduction to Visual Narrative: An Art Gallery Workshop 🗓

Learners from ALL clinical, humanities, social sciences  and arts-based disciplines are welcome to register.

An Introduction to Visual Narrative: An Art Gallery Workshop

October 29, 2022

This workshop introduces learners to a spectrum of ways of engaging with visual art in an art museum context. Through exercises of close looking, guided drawing, and reflection, learners will approach art via its basic utterances of colour, line, and pattern to develop an appreciation of forms of expression and witnessing. Through an exploration of narrative artwork, learners will also develop a relationship to visual story-telling and its value for professional and personal growth. The workshop combines practices of relational aesthetics and graphic medicine to enrich learners’ visual literacy, capacity for reflection, and appreciation for the relevance of visual art to the practice of medicine.

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THE NARRATIVE-BASED MEDICINE LAB 

Continuing Professional Development
Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

500 University Avenue, 6th floor, Toronto, ON, M5G 1V7
temertymedicine.utoronto.ca | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | LinkedIn

Self-Compassion and Self-Empathy: Mindfulness Meditation in Life and Professional Practice 🗓

Learners from ALL clinical, humanities, social sciences  and arts-based disciplines are welcome to register.

Self-Compassion and Self-Empathy: Mindfulness Meditation in Life and Professional Practice

October 22, 2022

This two-part workshop explores different aspects of mindfulness and approaches to reflection, well-being and resilience. Each 1. 5 hour session will help learners develop an enhanced understanding of the link between mindfulness and resilience. Practical tools and resources will also be shared. The workshops will be taught by Bill Gayner and Sarah Kim, two experienced clinicians and mindfulness practitioners.

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Register


THE NARRATIVE-BASED MEDICINE LAB 

Continuing Professional Development
Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

500 University Avenue, 6th floor, Toronto, ON, M5G 1V7
temertymedicine.utoronto.ca | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | LinkedIn

Foundation in Narrative Based Medicine (Certificate Program) 🗓

Learners from ALL clinical, humanities, social sciences  and arts-based disciplines are welcome to register.

Foundation in Narrative Based Medicine (Certificate Program)

October 2022 – February 2023

Jointly led by an expert in narrative-based medicine and an accomplished writer, both of whom have extensive experience working with health professionals, this intensive program is taught in two parts: the first focuses on the theory and practice of narrative-based medicine, with the second seeking to improve learners’ creative and reflective skills as writers and readers. The program is Canada’s only virtual intensive certificate program in narrative-based clinical practice. Domestic and international learners across all disciplines are welcome.

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Register

THE NARRATIVE-BASED MEDICINE LAB 

Continuing Professional Development
Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

500 University Avenue, 6th floor, Toronto, ON, M5G 1V7
temertymedicine.utoronto.ca | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | LinkedIn

NARRATIVE- BASED MEDICINE LAB : CPD-UTORONTO OFFERINGS

Learners from ALL clinical, humanities, social sciences  and arts-based disciplines are welcome to register.

Foundation in Narrative Based Medicine (Certificate Program)

October 2022 – February 2023

Jointly led by an expert in narrative-based medicine and an accomplished writer, both of whom have extensive experience working with health professionals, this intensive program is taught in two parts: the first focuses on the theory and practice of narrative-based medicine, with the second seeking to improve learners’ creative and reflective skills as writers and readers. The program is Canada’s only virtual intensive certificate program in narrative-based clinical practice. Domestic and international learners across all disciplines are welcome.

More Information

Register


Self-Compassion and Self-Empathy: Mindfulness Meditation in Life and Professional Practice

October 22, 2022

This two-part workshop explores different aspects of mindfulness and approaches to reflection, well-being and resilience. Each 1. 5 hour session will help learners develop an enhanced understanding of the link between mindfulness and resilience. Practical tools and resources will also be shared. The workshops will be taught by Bill Gayner and Sarah Kim, two experienced clinicians and mindfulness practitioners.

More Information

Register


An Introduction to Visual Narrative: An Art Gallery Workshop

October 29, 2022

This workshop introduces learners to a spectrum of ways of engaging with visual art in an art museum context. Through exercises of close looking, guided drawing, and reflection, learners will approach art via its basic utterances of colour, line, and pattern to develop an appreciation of forms of expression and witnessing. Through an exploration of narrative artwork, learners will also develop a relationship to visual story-telling and its value for professional and personal growth. The workshop combines practices of relational aesthetics and graphic medicine to enrich learners’ visual literacy, capacity for reflection, and appreciation for the relevance of visual art to the practice of medicine.

More Information

Register


Practicing Narrative-Based Medicine in Real Life – Half-Day Master Class

November 19, 2022

Taught by Allan Peterkin and Michael Roberts, this half-day master class offers a deeper dive into the practical applications of Narrative-Based Medicine for your patients, for your practice, and for yourself. Learn about the fascinating history of Balint Groups, how to encourage patients/clients to write about their healthcare experiences, and further strategies for collaborative story-telling with patients/clients.

More Information

Register


Advanced Creative and Reflective Writing Workshop for Health Practitioners

November – December 2022

This four-session series is designed for writers with some experience seeking to improve their creative and reflective writing skills. Each session will focus on a particular literary genre (e.g. memoir, fiction, poetry) and feature brief lecture, small group discussion of published work, and an ongoing conversation about themes and questions in creative and reflective writing within the health humanities. Activities and exercises in every session will offer participants a space to write, read, try out new methods and approaches for prose and poetry, give each other feedback, and share and hone work with peers in a safe and encouraging environment. Offered via Zoom, sessions last 2.5 hours and take place every two weeks; in between, an online forum will allow for continued collaboration and connection.

More Information

Register

Let CPD help you to create an engaging digital conference experience that goes beyond a typical webinar. Contact me to learn more.


THE NARRATIVE-BASED MEDICINE LAB 

Continuing Professional Development
Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

500 University Avenue, 6th floor, Toronto, ON, M5G 1V7
temertymedicine.utoronto.ca | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | LinkedIn

Health, Arts & Humanities – IPE CERTIFICATE-APPLY NOW!

Interprofessional Health, Arts & Humanities Certificate Program

Are you a health professions student at the University of Toronto?

Are you interested in the arts, or are curious to know how they can make you a better health professional?

Apply now for the Interprofessional Health, Arts & Humanities Certificate program!

-> 30 spots
-> 3 instructors
-> 1 certificate

Deadline extended!
extended deadline -Health, Arts & Humanities callout!
Applications are open until September 25 @11:59pm EST

ARTS AS RESEARCH ZOOM SEMINARS 🗓

Title: Arts as Research: Using the Arts for Research Communication in Healthcare

Date: October 12, 2022 @7:30PM

Description:

Arts as Research is a series of 2 sessions (1 Fall, 1 Winter) exploring arts-based research methodologies and their value in healthcare.

Arts-based research (ABR) is the use of artistic practice, such as theatre or photography, as a means to collect, analyze, and communicate research (Leavy, 2015). Sessions will offer an introduction to ABR and illustrate how it has been used for research communication, development of policy, social engagement, pedagogy, and reflective practice. Join us to imagine how you can share your research through art.

Learning goals:

  • Experiment creatively with artistic practices.
  • Learn and engage with the process of creating arts-based research.
  • Identify how the arts can be used for advocacy, research communication, reflection, and dialogue.
  • Define arts-based research and identify its role within the health humanities and healthcare.

Facilitator:

Hartley Jafine
Instructor & Facilitator, Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) and Arts & Science Program
Lecturer (Part-Time), Department of Family Medicine
McMaster University

To register: jafine@mcmaster.ca

Zoom Link:
https://mcmaster.zoom.us/j/97549562743?pwd=dGhjYitEaXpjU1hsN01zcm1pR1lMQT09

Meeting ID: 975 4956 2743
Passcode: 249736

Hartley Jafine (he/him)
Facilitator, Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) and Arts & Science Program
Lecturer (Part-Time), Department of Family Medicine
McMaster University

Communication Coach
Post MD Education – Postgraduate Medical Education
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Interprofessional Arts-Based Learning Specialist
Baycrest Centre for Learning, Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care
Theatre Games in 90 Seconds: Penguin
Engaging the Stage: Applied Theatre as Simulation

Health Narratives Research Process (HeNReP)

NARRATIVE-BASED RESEARCH SEMINARS -ALL ARE WELCOME

Format: Responding to multi-session writing prompts in a one-on-one online format with a facilitator

Title of Sessions: Health Narratives Research Process

Dates/Times: Decided individually based on the schedule of the participant

Location: Online in a private Facebook group set up individually between the facilitator and the participant

3-5 line description with 2-3 learning goals:

Description: The Heath Narratives Research Process (HeNReP) is a free, non-credit, open-discipline, non-hierarchical process that has been offered in association with the Health, Arts and Humanities Program of the Department of Psychiatry in the University of Toronto since 2015 as the Health Narratives Research Group (HeNReG) from the first week in October to the last week in April. What differentiates the HeNReP from the previous HeNReG is that it is not tied to the yearly calendar or to a group as the process is available to individual participants at any time throughout the academic year.

Learning Goals: The aim of the process is to help health researchers reduce the burnout that often develops in relation to engaging in their research. This is accomplished by the participant and the facilitator participating in multi-session online structured writing exercises that attempt to order their thinking processes regarding their research related to health.

Information on how to rsvp to you and how to join your session: The facilitator/founder/originator is Carol Nash PhD, Scholar in Residence, History of Medicine Program, Department of Psychiatry, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. To learn more about the HeNReP and to set up a HeNReP with the facilitator, please contact Dr. Carol Nash at carol.nash@utoronto.ca.

Fall Term 2022: ART IS PATIENT at the AGO 🗓

Art is Patient seminar series

People are complicated. Art is difficult. They’re both challenging: often opaque and multi-layered and hard to read. People and artworks might show up with their labels front-and-centre, but what do labels really tell us? As clinicians or as viewers, how do we approach and understand these layered beings as insightfully and respectfully as possible?

Art is Patient introduces learners to a series of steps to approach art in a gallery as a means to explore the ways we encounter people in our clinics and offices. The course proposes that relating to art and to people in meaningful ways doesn’t require specialized background knowledge. Rather, it requires our mindful, open-minded engagement.

The seminar series turns the Art Gallery of Ontario into a dynamic lab for visual literacy. In each of three linked sessions, we engage with one or two pieces of artwork with curiosity and humility. The art tells us what we need to know about seeing, witnessing and engaging in the context of care. The art gallery allows objects and images to clarify the professional/patient relationship in ways the clinic can’t, giving us space to question and understand our roles with one another, all without the usual pressures to know or perform or explain.

Activities:

  • guided close observation of art
  • group reflection and
  • self-reflection via mark-making

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, curiosity, creativity and self-reflection
  • Understand the role of embodied witnessing in the practice of medicine.

Seminar leader

Eva-Marie Stern, RP, MA, Adjunct Faculty U of T Dept of Psychiatry, is an art therapist, a relational 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 is a Harvard Fellow specializing in Art Museum-Based Health Professions Education.

Time and place

3 sessions in sequence:

3:00 to 4:45 on Wednesdays November 2, 9, 16, 2022

In person: Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St West

Enrolment:

Open to all U of T Medical Students and Residents on a first-come, first-served basis.
There is no cost for participation but enrolment is limited for a small group experience.

ATTENDANCE IS EXPECTED AT ALL THREE seminar/workshops.
No art experience is necessary.

Tickets are graciously provided by the AGO.

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

Medicine Through the Lens of Photography: Empathy, Advocacy, Compassion through Storytelling

Humanities in Medicine—A Photography Elective For Medical Students
Medicine Through the Lens of Photography: Empathy, Advocacy, Compassion through Storytelling

Instructor-Dr Dawn Lim, Photographer In Residence, The Program In Health, Arts and Humanities (www.health-humanities.com)

To register/obtain scheduling details, please contact :
dawn.lim@utoronto.ca

Please be sure you can commit to attending all sessions (see dates below), as places are limited.

Learning Goals:

  • Explore background on the culture of medicine as seen in the literature
  • Behaviours such as bullying, harassment, favoritism, perfectionism (imposter syndrome), cynicism, and productivity as self-worth are common in medicine and are grounded in shame. These have contributed to burnout especially during the pandemic.
  • Provide medical students with the chance to explore a theme of shame in their medical practice through the medium of photographic storytelling

Agenda:

  1. September 22th (2 hour):
    · get to know everyone
    · please bring samples of the work you wish to share as well as your camera so we can have a sense of your style and voice
    · general discussion on what our collective work might look like
  2. October 20th  (1 hour):
    · group decision on the WHY of the photo essay
    · choose a meaningful theme for the group and how we might show those themes visually
  3. Nov 17th  (1 hour):
    · How to craft a meaningful photo essay—an exploration of themes and characters
  4. November and December will be for individual photography time
  5. January 19, 2023 (2 hours):
    · sequencing (at least one week before, please send me at least 5 jpeg files with the work you wish to submit)
    · as a group we will start the wonderful process of sequencing, selection, and
    composition of our collective photo essay
  6. February 16th  (2 hours): part two sequencing
  7. Printing–our end result will be 10-15 high quality prints to present at Synesthesia, the annual Faculty of Medicine art show.

Duration of Elective:

  • 8 hours of  instruction time plus independent time for photographing own vision of the chosen theme

Deadline and Key Details:

  • Students need access to their own camera (preferred) though smartphone may be acceptable if high resolution
  • Need to sign up early in the fall since the off hours creation time for photography may fall outside

Dr. Dawn Lim, BSc, MD, FRCP(C), MBA, Certificate of Digital Photography, Certificate of Creative Writing (candidate), Clinician Teacher and Assistant Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine

I Start The Day… a writing & reflection session  🗓

WORKSHOPS WITH RONNA BLOOM,
Poet-in-Residence for the Progam in Health, Arts and Humanities

I Start The Day…
a writing & reflection session 
on vocation, purpose, intention, and burnout in the lives of health care workers

How do you start the day? Trepidation? Curiosity? This workshop offers an opportunity to expore and express what it’s like to engage purposefully and with intention in your work as a health care professional considering the constraints of the health care system and the world as it is. We will look at the impact on your health, and the questions of ‘how we do it’ within the context of a grounding in poetry and writing.

Goals
:

*Learn five rules for writing that can be used to reflect on one’s work, relationships, and life
*Engage with poetry as a tool for understanding and expressing challenges
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*Increase awareness of the impact of the professional on the personal, and the personal on the professional
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*Explore poetry and writing as practices of self-care

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Sponsored by the Health, Arts and Humanities Programme and the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto

Tuesday November 15, 2022 6PM-7:39PM

On Zoom

Register here

Ronna Bloom is the author of six books of poetry. Her poems have been recorded by the CNIB and translated into Spanish, Bangla, and Chinese. She has collaborated with health care professionals, filmmakers, academics, students, spiritual leaders, and architects. A frequent guest in the faculties of Nursing, Medicine, Public Health, as well at teaching hospitals, she brings 25 years of psychotherapy practice to her work as a poet and facilitator.

Ronna developed the first Poet in Residence program at Sinai Health which ran from 2012-2019 and is Poet in Residence in the Health, Arts and Humanities Programme. Her “Spontaneous Poetry Booth” and “RX for Poetry” have been featured in hospitals and fundraisers in Canada and abroad. Her new book, A Possible Trust:The Poetry of Ronna Bloom, Selected with an Introduction by Phil Hall, will be published by Wilfred Laurier University Press in 2023. ronnabloom.com