Narrative Medicine: How Listening Heals
Recent data show that a patient gets to speak for an average of 12-15 seconds before a doctor interrupts. The practice of narrative medicine, which favors listening to patients, finding the story behind an illness, and fostering empathy, has seen a resurgence in recent years. In this hour of All Sides, we’ll explore the surprising ways in which stories can heal the body.
- David Small, author of the graphic novel Stitches
- Dave Filipi, Director of Film and Video Arts at the Wexner Center for the Arts
- John Vaughn, doctor at OSU Student Health Services and Narrative Medicine conference organizer
The Wexner Center for the Arts, and Ohio State are co-sponsoring Narrative Medicine in the 21st Century: A Multi-disciplinary Conference and a Film and Comix Series.