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Narrative Medicine: Resilience, Professionalism, & Self-Care

April 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Narrative Medicine: Resilience, Professionalism and Self-Care, on Saturday, April 14, 2018 on the Wake Forest University Reynolda campus. This one-day event, free and open to clinicians, faculty, students, and the public, will feature an introduction to narrative medicine, demonstrations of narrative medicine teaching techniques, a panel on integrating narrative medicine into your life, and a series of experiential workshops. The symposium takes place from 10:00AM-6:00PM (Registration at 9:00AM and Reception at 4:30PM).

A cursory Google search will reveal an overwhelming number of scholarly articles on resilience, burnout, and the need for self-care in health care education and practice. This symposium is designed to address the increasing need for students, faculty, and practitioners to identify strategies and practices to increase resilience and exercise self-care.

Join us for a day that will be educational, creative, restorative, and fun! The morning sessions will help familiarize participants with the principles of narrative medicine. In the afternoon, we will put those principles into practice through workshop opportunities in dance, spoken word, writing, and photography. The day will conclude with a reception and open mic where participants will be invited to share what they have created.

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The symposium is sponsored by the Wake Forest University Humanities Institute’s Story, Health, & Healing Initiative, made possible in part by major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Story, Health, & Healing Initiative brings together faculty, students, health care professionals, writers, and artists at Wake Forest University and the broader community to critically examine, teach, and reflect upon the practice of narrative medicine as well as the roles of story, writing, and art in health and healing.

Questions? Contact Story, Health, & Healing Initiative co-chairs, Aimee Mepham (mephamam@wfu.edu336-758-4028) or Tanya Gregory (


April 14, 2018
10:00 am - 6:00 pm