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Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others

Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others | Fiction and the Health Professions | Scoop.it
It’s about listening, empathy and having more women.
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The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction

The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction | Fiction and the Health Professions | Scoop.it
Stories stimulate the brain. Metaphors like “He had leathery hands” rouse the sensory cortex.
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When doctors prescribe books to heal the mind - The Boston Globe

When doctors prescribe books to heal the mind - The Boston Globe | Fiction and the Health Professions | Scoop.it
LONDON — More than 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression. Fewer than half receive any treatment; even fewer have access to psychotherapy.

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Mary-Catherine Harrison's curator insight, January 4, 2014 4:54 PM

Leah Price on "bibliotherapy"

 

Asked how a printed page can mimic that face-to-face encounter, Frude comes up with an unexpected word: “magic.” The best books give the illusion of listening and caring, he explains, because authors who are also clinicians can draw on years of experience interacting with patients to leave each reader saying “that book was about me.”

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Narrative Medicine - Story Collider Magazine

Narrative Medicine - Story Collider Magazine | Fiction and the Health Professions | Scoop.it

Story Collider reporter Steven Berkowitz discussed the concept of narrative medicine — the idea that storytelling can empower patients and make medical care more effective — with psychologist and Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Dr. Murray Nossel and psychiatrist Dr. Paul Browde, who teach in Columbia University’s Narrative Medicine program.

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Narrative medicine as a means of training medical students toward residency competencies

Narrative medicine as a means of training medical students toward residency competencies | Fiction and the Health Professions | Scoop.it

Participating medical students reported that they perceived narrative medicine to be an important, effective, but counter-culture means of enhancing communication, collaboration, and professional development. The authors contend that these skills are integral to medical practice, consistent with core competencies


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susan law's curator insight, July 2, 2014 3:44 PM

interesting fits with my experience within a student selected component ... now to spread it to the rest of the curriculum

Gilbert C FAURE's curator insight, July 3, 2014 3:03 AM

narrative medicine was medical training and case reports before public health?

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How and Why We Read: Crash Course English Literature #1

In which John Green kicks off the Crash Course Literature mini series with a reasonable set of questions. Why do we read? What's the point of reading critica...
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Narrative Medicine | Beyond The Margins

Narrative Medicine | Beyond The Margins | Fiction and the Health Professions | Scoop.it
Much of the focus of Narrative Medicine is on careful listening to the patient's story, but reading literature to broaden insight and empathy is also important. The selection of writing used at medical schools and centers as part of ...
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How Fiction Makes Our Brains Better

Merriam-Webster declared 'science' the 2013 word of the year. But can reading something other than data and facts, say a work of fiction, help improve brain ...
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Honoring the stories of illness: Dr. Rita Charon at TEDxAtlanta

Dr. Rita Charon asks, "What might medicine be for?" when we, as mortals, live our lives in the glare of our deaths. Thank you to Definition 6 for providing i...
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RSA Animate - The Empathic Civilisation

Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has sh...
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Narrative Humility: Sayantani DasGupta at TEDxSLC - YouTube

Narrative Humility: Sayantani DasGupta at TEDxSLC - YouTube | Fiction and the Health Professions | Scoop.it
Sayantani is a physican and writer, originally trained in pediatrics and public health, who is a faculty member in the Master's Program in Narrative Medicine...
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For Better Social Skills, Scientists Recommend a Little Chekhov

For Better Social Skills, Scientists Recommend a Little Chekhov | Fiction and the Health Professions | Scoop.it
A new study found that reading literary fiction leads to better performance on tests of empathy, social perception and emotional intelligence.
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Storytelling As Treatment for Common Childhood "Behavior Problems": A Clinical Example

Storytelling As Treatment for Common Childhood "Behavior Problems": A Clinical Example | Fiction and the Health Professions | Scoop.it

I am most grateful to my patients, who are often my best teachers. I am moved to write about them, to spread the knowledge they have given me to a larger audience. Of course confidentiality is my top priority, so I aim to protect my patients' privacy while staying true to their story. This past week in the KevinMD newsletter, there was a piece about the new discipline of narrative medicine, which looks to literature and the power of stories to enhance the practice of medicine. The following encounter, from my behavioral pediatrics practice, is a perfect example of the power of storytelling.

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Why narrative?

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If you have been reading medical journals regularly over the last few years, you will almost certainly have noticed that the word “narrative” has been appearing more and more often. You may even have come across articles referring to “narrative-based medicine”1 or simply “narrative medicine”.2 What exactly is a narrative and what is narrative medicine all about?


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Marie Ennis-O'Connor's curator insight, January 2, 2014 8:00 PM

A fascinating topic. I believe we have so much to learn from patient narratives and hope to see more research and even more practical application in 2014

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The Literary Physician & How Stories Heal

The Literary Physician & How Stories Heal | Fiction and the Health Professions | Scoop.it

Rita Charon is the director of a new program in narrative medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where students and clinicians learn to shape the fragments of medical work—a symptom, a conflict, a difficult conversation—into coherent narratives that reflect not only their points of view but also the patient’s. Charon, who trained as an internist and as a literary scholar, explains how a habit of narrative writing can change the way a medical professional sees her patients and herself.

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The Problem(s) With Narrative Medicine | Josephine Ensign's ...

The Problem(s) With Narrative Medicine | Josephine Ensign's ... | Fiction and the Health Professions | Scoop.it
Narrative medicine is growing in popularity in academic medical centers and healthcare settings. Developed over the past decade by physician and literary scholar Rita Charon and colleagues at Columbia University, ...
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[VIDEO] The Riddle of Fiction

[VIDEO] The Riddle of Fiction | Fiction and the Health Professions | Scoop.it

In the 1944 Heider-Simmel demonstration, members of a study were shown an animation where shapes moved around the screen. What was discovered was that only three people out of 100 saw shapes moving around. The rest all saw love stories and attributed agency and intent to the shapes. They saw a story. Writer Jonathan Gottschall gives the audience of Why We Tell Stories to view the same Heider-Simmel demonstration. What do you see?


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Leana Wen on the power of the patient narrative

Leana Wen, MD talks about the power of the patient narrative in medicine.
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Dr Oliver Sacks- Narrative and Medicine: The Importance of the Case History

As part of the Distinguished Lecture Series, Dr Oliver Sacks, Professor of Neurology at NYU School of Medicine and Visiting Professor at Warwick, to discuss ...
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Dr. Rita Charon, "A Sense of Story, or Narrative Medicine for the Chaos of Illness?"

Columbia University -- March 20, 2012 Dr. Charon's workshop included an introduction to the principles underlying narrative medicine, a discussion of narrati...
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