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Stories of Health at Western - November 14

Monday, November 4, 2013

Stories of Health at Western
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 | 6:30 p.m.
Wolf Performance Hall, London Public Library
(Central Branch)

How does the art of storytelling improve health care education and the experience of patient care? In what ways are doctors, patients and other health professionals storytellers? How can researchers, educators, students, and members of the greater public work together to produce compassionate approaches to patient-centred care?

Stories of Health at Western invites members of the public, both campus and community, to join us to experience the stories of people living with chronic illness. Through stories shared by participants who have dealt with organ transplantation, lupus, and other conditions, audience members will hear first-hand accounts of what is important to patients throughout their health care experience.

Following each story, we will invite the audience to reflect on their experience of each narrative and engage in an open dialogue with our storytellers.

Our moderator for the evening will be Dr. Jeff Nisker, Professor of Obstetrics-Gynaecology at the Schulich School Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and Scientist at the Children's Health Research Institute.

This event is free and open to all.