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Grand Rounds with Elizabeth Lahti, MD

  • Pacific Room (T-229) UW Health Sciences Library 1959 Northeast Pacific Street Seattle, WA, 98195 United States (map)

Narrative Medicine: A practical approach for clinicians and educators

Presented by: Elizabeth Lahti, MD - Assistant Professor, Director of Narrative Medicine, OHSU School of Medicine


Location: T-229, Pacific Room, UW Health Sciences Library, Seattle OR remotely via Zoom Conference

Attend in-person or remotely through Zoom conference. Lunch provided to in-person attendees.

Description: 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:

  1. Define narrative medicine and narrative competence

  2. Explore one’s own narrative competence

  3. Describe ways to integrate narrative medicine in clinical practice and education

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