Interactive session using narratives from film, artists’ books, and other sources to reflect upon the experiences of patients being treated for terminal cancer. Students were offered a “patient case” using details from Martha Hall’s artists’ books and interviews to illustrate the patient experience. (Learn more about Martha Hall.)
In small interprofessional groups, participants had the opportunity to discuss Martha’s case and their own feelings, reactions, and experiences as a means of developing empathy. The goals of this program were to build skills related to team work and communication, keeping the patient at the center of practice, and engaging with the idea that the patient is the expert on their own life.
Miller, Cathleen and Tuttle, Jennifer S., "Inhabiting The Patient Experience" (2015). Library Services Faculty Presentations. Presentation 2.
PowerPoint Slides: Inhabiting The Patient Experience
PatientNarrativeResourcesUNELibraryServices (1).pdf (214 kB)
Resources List: Inhabiting The Patient Experience