This presentation is about stories in medicine-how they help us, and how they lead us astray. The speaker will introduce basic concepts of cognitive psychology and explain their role in the way stories are told about medicine and then she will discuss how these stories shape modern medicine and our ability to care for patients.
Describe tenets of cognitive psychology that contribute to the way we tell stories
Discuss how stories can be translated into public policies
Consider the role of storytelling between doctors and their patients