Narrative Medicine News

Narrative Medicine Rounds: Nellie Hermann on Creativity and Crafting van Gogh

Nellie Hermann, creative director of the M.S. in Narrative Medicine program, discussed her new novel, the process of writing, and blurring the lines between fiction and nonfiction narratives.

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Narrative Medicine’s Nellie Hermann Explores the Life of Van Gogh in The Season of Migration

Compelled by an underexplored time period in the iconic artist’s life, Hermann draws upon biographies and historical records to craft a meditation on creativity and redemption.

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2014’s Best Videos from the School of Professional Studies

Across our master’s programs, our free event series featured experts from the realms of medicine, visual arts, and more. Take a look at our best videos from these sessions.

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Hearing Patients, Healing Pain: Leslie Jamison and Will Boast on Narrative Medicine

The authors of the books The Empathy Exams and Epilogue explored how cultural expectations surround suffering with silence and how clinicians can respond to these symptoms more empathetically.

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Narrative Medicine Workshop Explores Stories of Patients and Medical Practitioners

Through a daylong storytelling lab for medical professionals and creative professionals, participants uncovered what ails health care in America.

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Getting Into Graduate School: What Do Admissions Directors Seek in an Application?

From internships to recommendation letters to supplemental essays, admissions professionals shared the do’s and don’ts of applying to graduate school.

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Rita Charon Enhances Care By Exploring the Narratives of Clinicians and Patients

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.

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D. T. Max on the Mysteries of Sickness and Death

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.

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Amy Arbus Explores the Intersection of Visual Art, Mental Health, and Narrative Medicine

At the first Narrative Medicine Rounds talk of the 2014 season, the editorial and commercial photographer discussed healing, art, and the art of healing.

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Dr. Rita Charon Will Receive 2014 Gene D. Cohen Award

The annual award honors a professional whose research in the field of creativity and aging celebrates longevity.

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