October's The Art of Medicine Lecture
This month’s The Art of Medicine Lecture
Dr. Allan Peterkin is Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at the University of Toronto, where he heads the Program in Health, Arts and Humanities and serves as Humanities Lead for Undergraduate Medical Education and Post-MD Studies.
Dr. Peterkin is also the author of 14 books for children and adults, including works on cultural history, human sexuality, physician wellbeing, narrative-based healthcare and reflective capacity.
For this month's Art of Medicine lecture, Dr. Allan Peterkin is presenting a lecture entitled “An Introduction To Narrative Medicine - Why Stories Matter In Healthcare”. This seminar will review the origins and evolution of the growing field of Narrative Medicine, highlighting the role of reading and reflective writing in developing narrative competence, and provide practical applications/strategies for developing a more narratively informed clinical practice.