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Narrative Medicine Rounds: Cheryl Mattingly, Educator


Apr 08, 2015 - 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Hammer Health Sciences Library / Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library, 701 W. 168th St., Room 401

Cheryl Mattingly, Ph.D., is Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology and the Division of Occupational Science and Therapy, University of Southern California. She is currently a Dale T. Mortensen Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Aarhus University. Her primary research and theoretical interests include narrative, moral reasoning and experience, phenomenology, the culture of biomedicine, chronic illness and disability, the ethics of care, and health disparities in the United States. She received the Polgar Essay Prize for "In Search for the Good: Narrative Reasoning in Clinical Practice" from the Society for Medical Anthropology, American Anthropological Association. She has also written six books. She received the Victor Turner Prize (American Anthropological Association) for Healing Dramas and Clinical Plots (1998) and the Stirling Book Prize (Society for Psychological Anthropology) for The Paradox of Hope: Journey Through a Clinical Borderland (2010). Her other books include: Clinical Reasoning in a Therapeutic Practice (1994); Narrative, Self and the Social Practice (2009), co-edited with Uffe Jensen; and Moral Laboratories: Family Peril and the Struggle for a Good Life (2014).

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 (September to May) from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Columbia University Medical Center Faculty Club, 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.


Cheryl Mattingly