|Thursday, September 13th|
8:15 AM - 8:45 AM
Jennifer S. Tuttle, University of New England
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Sherri Mitchell - Weh'na Ha'mu Kwasset
Indigenous rights attorney
Introduction by Cathleen Miller
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Introduction by Jennifer Tuttle and Cally Gurley
10:05 AM - 10:40 AM
Documentary featuring book artist Martha A. Hall, Orr’s Island, Maine. Brief discussion to follow.
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Chair: Cathleen Miller
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Introduction by Amy Amoroso
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
The power of narrative…to humanize, to heal, to transform healthcare and health policy. Health benefits of narrative for patients are well documented and both patients’ and caregivers’ (family and professional) narratives can inform public health and research policy agendas. In a rapidly changing, increasingly technologic healthcare environment, however, how can we, within health professions education, maintain the centrality of narrative for competent and compassionate relationship-centered healthcare? Interactive (guided) reflective writing and reading literature can deepen understanding of the patient’s experience of illness, cultivate and preserve empathy, and foster reflective capacity, ideally strengthening the physician-patient relationship. Join Dr. Hedy Wald as she discusses the role of narrative for optimizing patient care and caring and the use of interactive reflective writing-enhanced reflection to support healthy professional identity formation and resilience/wellbeing in health professions education and practice. Dr. Wald brings educational and experiential lenses with her medical education scholarship as well as the illness narrative turn of her life and will share excerpts of her published essays and poetry.
Stella Bolaki, School of English, University of Kent
Chair: Amy Amoroso
2:35 PM - 3:45 PM
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Arooba Almas, University of New England
Chair: Stella Bolaki
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Welcome by Cathleen Miller, Cally Gurley, and Stella Bolaki
Ketchum Library Gallery
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Reception and exhibition.
This one-day symposium explores many stories of healing, from personal to professional to collective, using approaches from the arts, humanities, and health professions. We hope to encourage robust interdisciplinary conversation among participants and presenters throughout the day. We welcome all members of the community to come for one session or the whole event. The touchstone of this symposium is the work of Martha A. Hall, whose artists' books are on exhibit in the Ketchum Library Gallery during the Fall semester of 2018. Each panel in some way explores the implications and wider context for her work on the symposium themes. Register for the symposium here.