Narrative Medicine News
The faculty member of the M.S. in Narrative Medicine program speaks about what inspired her to use the tools of literature to enhance medical practice.
Author D. T. Max discusses a family plagued by a mysterious, fatal insomnia, their hesitation to learn more about its cause, and his responsibility in chronicling their journey.
At the first Narrative Medicine Rounds talk of the 2014 season, the editorial and commercial photographer discussed healing, art, and the art of healing.
The annual award honors a professional whose research in the field of creativity and aging celebrates longevity.
How can storytelling expand our understanding of illness, grief, and care? Nellie Hermann, creative director of Columbia's narrative medicine master's program, explains.
With the so-called crisis in the humanities, liberal arts students should consider programs in narrative medicine.
Prof. Saul, author of "Collective Trauma, Collective Healing: Promoting Community Resilience in the Aftermath of Disaster," discussed his experiences counseling traumatized populations in Kosovo, Chile, and the neighborhoods in and around Ground Zero.
Children's book author and graphic memoirist David Small joined Narrative Medicine Rounds to talk about his experiences with cancer, his dysfunctional family, and how therapy helped him cope with his traumatic upbringing.
At the October 2013 edition of Narrative Medicine Rounds, author Aleksandar Hemon read from his essay “The Aquarium” on his daughter’s isolating illness, took questions, and reflected on the purpose of writing and storytelling, American medical care, grief, and the language of catastrophe.
Last month, several hundred delegates gathered at Kings College, London, for the first international Narrative Future for Health Care Conference, co-organized by Rita Charon, founder of Columbia's Narrative Medicine program.