PFD Week 2018

session1189_0 - Special Lecture: Narrative Matters-The Paradox of Telling our Stories

Oct 12, 2018 12:20pm ‐ Oct 12, 2018 12:55pm


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.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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


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