Lecture by: Elizabeth Lahti, MD
Narrative medicine has been described as medicine practiced with narrative competence: the ability to listen, absorb, and be moved to action by the stories of illness. Dr. Lahti is the Director of Narrative Medicine at the Oregon Health Science University School of Medicine, and has been teaching narrative medicine to interprofessional students and faculty since 2013. In this session, she will provide an overview of narrative medicine, and highlight the evidence that supports developing narrative skills in health care settings. Dr. Lahti will also engage the audience in skill building activities, and provide practical examples of how narrative medicine can be implemented into one’s practice. She will allow time for questions and discussion.
Objectives. By the end of this session audience members will be able to:
Define narrative medicine and narrative competence
Explore one’s own narrative competence
Describe ways to integrate narrative medicine in clinical practice and education