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Narrative Medicine Rounds: Shane Bauer


Sep 07, 2016 - 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Pauline A. Hartford Memorial Chapel

For our first Narrative Rounds, held this month in the Pauline A. Hartford Memorial Chapel at CUMC, Mother Jones senior reporter Shane Bauer will speak about his time as a corrections officer at a Louisiana prison run by the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the country’s second largest private-prison company. During his four months on the job, Bauer would witness stabbings, an escape, lockdowns and interventions by the state Dept. of Corrections as the company struggled to maintain control over 1,500 inmates. His in-depth narrative and series of videos provide a gripping look inside.

Narrative Medicine Rounds are lectures or readings presented by scholars, clinicians, or writers engaged in work at the intersection of narrative and health care. Rounds are held on the first Wednesday of each month during the Spring and Fall terms from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Pauline A. Hartford Chapel, followed by a reception. Rounds are free and open to the public; no RSVP is necessary. Students, staff, faculty, patients, friends, and interested others are warmly welcome to attend.


Shane Bauer, Mother Jones senior reporter