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Narrative Medicine Rounds: “Attending: Mindfulness in Clinical Practice,” A Talk by Ronald Epstein, M.D.


Nov 07, 2018 - 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Faculty Club of Columbia University Medical Center, Physicians & Surgeons Building, 630 W. 168th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY

For our November Narrative Medicine Rounds, we welcome Ronald Epstein, M.D., a family physician, teacher, researcher, and writer who has devoted his career to understanding and improving patient-physician communication, quality of care, and clinician mindfulness. He will discuss his compassionate work and recent book, Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness and Humanity (Scribner, 2017).

Dr. Epstein has conducted groundbreaking research into communication in medical settings and developed innovative educational programs that promote mindfulness, communication and self-awareness. He directs the Center for Communication and Disparities Research and co-directs the Deans Teaching Fellowship program and Mindful Practice Programs at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, where he is Professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Oncology and Medicine (Palliative Care). A graduate of Wesleyan University and Harvard Medical School, he is recipient of lifetime achievement awards relating to communication and humanism, a Fulbright fellowship in Barcelona and fellowships at the University of Sydney and the Brocher Institute in Geneva. He has published over 250 articles and book chapters.

About Narrative Medicine Rounds
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. and are 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.


Ronald Epstein, M.D., family physician, teacher, researcher, and writer