Narrative Medicine News

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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5 Tips to Achieve Your Optimal Work/School/Life Balance

Considering graduate school? Wondering how to fit it in amidst your work and family life? Read on for our advice.

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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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Creative Director Nellie Hermann Discusses the Intersection of Literature and Medicine

How can storytelling expand our understanding of illness, grief, and care? Nellie Hermann, creative director of Columbia's narrative medicine master's program, explains.

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