Medicine in Dialogue: Narrative Medicine and the Humanities in the 21st Century

April 5 - April 6, 2013
12:00AM - 12:00AM
The Wexner Center for the Arts

Date Range
Add to Calendar 2013-04-05 00:00:00 2013-04-06 00:00:00 Medicine in Dialogue: Narrative Medicine and the Humanities in the 21st Century The Wexner Center for the Arts, Film/Video TheaterThe Ohio State UniversityCome learn why medical students and practitioners are turning to the humanities (especially narrative studies of literature, film, and comix), and why the humanities in turn are honing in on the stories of patients, doctors, and other health care practitioners.  This series and this conference will unpack the mantra of this exciting new movement: narrative competence enhances medical competence even as medical experiences reshape narrative forms. Because the conference will feature the perspectives of leaders in the field, including Rita Charon, Arthur Frank, and Elizabeth Leake, it promises to help shape the future course of the still-emerging field of narrative medicine. --'We are accruing evidence that narrative training is helpful for health professionals and students, but we are at the very beginnings of understanding what really happens when one offers them these methods.' (Rita Charon, 'Where Does Narrative Medicine Come From? Drives, Diseases, Attention, and the Body')--'Illness narratives may be seen as an extreme test case that highlights some limitations of narratology.'  (Shlomith Rimmon-Kenan, 'What Can Narrative Theory Learn from Illness Narratives?') Keynote Speakers:Dr. Rita Charon, Columbia UniversityDr. Arthur W. Frank, University of CalgaryDr. Elizabeth Leake, Columbia UniversityConference ProgramSponsored by: The Wexner Medical Center, The College of Medicine, An OSU Arts and Humanities Research Enhancement Grant, Student Health Services, The Wexner Center for the Arts, The Department of Classics, The Department of English, Project Narrative, The Department of French and Italian, The Medicine and Arts Board, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, The Office of Student Life, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, The Humanities Institute, Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, Center for Ethics and Human Values, The Digital Storytelling Program-a cooperative effort of the Digital Union and University Libraries, The Film Studies Program, Popular Culture Studies, Disability Studies-a program of DISCO.For more information, contact Julia Hawkins (nelson-hawkins.1@osu.edu), Jim Phelan (phelan.1@osu.edu), Dana Renga (renga.1@osu.edu), or John Vaughn (vaughn.7@osu.edu) and visit our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/events/136866446470007/?fref=tsNarrative Medicine: A Film and Comix SeriesThe Wexner Center for the Arts, Film/Video TheaterMarch 6 - April 9, 2013Registration is now available and is free of charge.For information on lodging, directions, parking and accessibility services and accommodations, please visit http://www.wexarts.org/info/visit/For more information on Columbus, please visit http://www.experiencecolumbus.comIf you have questions concerning access, wish to request a sign language interpreter or accommodations for a disability please contact Renga.1@osu.edu. Early requests are encouraged, a week will generally allow us to provide seamless access. The Wexner Center for the Arts Project Narrative projectnarrative@osu.edu America/New_York public

The Wexner Center for the Arts, Film/Video Theater
The Ohio State University

Come learn why medical students and practitioners are turning to the humanities (especially narrative studies of literature, film, and comix), and why the humanities in turn are honing in on the stories of patients, doctors, and other health care practitioners.  This series and this conference will unpack the mantra of this exciting new movement: narrative competence enhances medical competence even as medical experiences reshape narrative forms. Because the conference will feature the perspectives of leaders in the field, including Rita Charon, Arthur Frank, and Elizabeth Leake, it promises to help shape the future course of the still-emerging field of narrative medicine. 

--'We are accruing evidence that narrative training is helpful for health professionals and students, but we are at the very beginnings of understanding what really happens when one offers them these methods.' (Rita Charon, 'Where Does Narrative Medicine Come From? Drives, Diseases, Attention, and the Body')

--'Illness narratives may be seen as an extreme test case that highlights some limitations of narratology.'  (Shlomith Rimmon-Kenan, 'What Can Narrative Theory Learn from Illness Narratives?') 

Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Rita Charon, Columbia University
Dr. Arthur W. Frank, University of Calgary
Dr. Elizabeth Leake, Columbia University

Conference Program

Sponsored by: 
The Wexner Medical Center, The College of Medicine, An OSU Arts and Humanities Research Enhancement Grant, Student Health Services, The Wexner Center for the Arts, The Department of Classics, The Department of English, Project Narrative, The Department of French and Italian, The Medicine and Arts Board, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, The Office of Student Life, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, The Humanities Institute, Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, Center for Ethics and Human Values, The Digital Storytelling Program-a cooperative effort of the Digital Union and University Libraries, The Film Studies Program, Popular Culture Studies, Disability Studies-a program of DISCO.

For more information, contact Julia Hawkins (nelson-hawkins.1@osu.edu), Jim Phelan (phelan.1@osu.edu), Dana Renga (renga.1@osu.edu), or John Vaughn (vaughn.7@osu.edu) and visit our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/events/136866446470007/?fref=ts

Narrative Medicine: A Film and Comix Series

The Wexner Center for the Arts, Film/Video Theater
March 6 - April 9, 2013


Registration is now available and is free of charge.

For information on lodging, directions, parking and accessibility services and accommodations, please visit http://www.wexarts.org/info/visit/

For more information on Columbus, please visit http://www.experiencecolumbus.com

If you have questions concerning access, wish to request a sign language interpreter or accommodations for a disability please contact Renga.1@osu.edu. Early requests are encouraged, a week will generally allow us to provide seamless access.