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Narrative Medicine Rounds: Disability Studies and Medical Education


Sep 02, 2009 - 5:00 p.m.


College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University Medical Center, Room 446

G. Thomas Couser, Professor of English and the founding director of the Disability Studies program at Hofstra University, will speak on what disability studies has to offer medical education.  Among his books are Recovering Bodies: Illness, Disability, and Life Writing and Vulnerable Subjects: Ethics and Life Writing, and Signifying Bodies: Disability in Contemporary Life Writing. He is currently writing a book about contemporary American “patriography,” memoirs of fathers by sons and daughters, and a memoir of his own father.

Narrative Medicine Rounds are lectures or readings presented by scholars, clinicians, or writers engaged in work at the interface between narrative and health care. Rounds are held on the first Wednesday of each month from 5 to 7 pm in the Columbia University Medical Center Faculty Club, followed by a reception. Rounds are free and open to the ublic. Students, staff, faculty, patients, friends, and interested others are warmly welcome to join us. This event is brought to you by the Program in Narrative Medicine with the generous help of MBS Vox/Commonhealth.

The Faculty Club of CUMC
446 Physicians & Surgeons Building
630 W. 168th Street
(Between Broadway & Fort Washington Ave.) NY, NY

Rounds begin at 5:00 pm, followed by refreshments.

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G. Thomas Couser