North Carolina Narrative Healthcare Symposium: Medicine Beyond Medication

This grant supports the "North Carolina Narrative Healthcare Symposium: Medicine Beyond Medication" a symposium and training for healthcare practitioners to address the role of stories-telling and listening in healthcare. Studies in National Institute of Health and Journal of American Medical Association have demonstrated the value of Narrative Medicine in increasing empathy, reducing ethical violations, preventing burn-out, and increasing diagnostic accuracy in clinical practice. The workshops and trainings this grant supports deepen the conversation between clinical treatment and human experience, both that of patient of practitioners. The project features the 2018 NEH Jefferson Lecturer, Dr. Rita Charon.