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Karen Gold Lecture
February 10, 2014 @ 12:10 pm - 1:20 pm
A stream of stories: narrative perspectives on health and illness
Information session for future offered course
Monday, February 10, 2014
FIFSW, Room 346
Informed by the growing field of healthcare humanities and narrative medicine, we will look at the role of narrative methods in improving the capacity to do good clinical work. The ability to respond effectively to stories of diagnosis, illness and caregiving helps practitioners navigate the complexities of clinical practice and respond more effectively to patients/clients and their families. We will also discuss the role of narrative concepts in challenging stigma and isolation and in illuminating the meanings of clinical interactions. Examples of illness narratives as well as practitioner writing will be incorporated.
Karen Gold, BEd, MSW, PhD has been a clinical social worker, field educator and course instructor for over twenty years. She has done advanced training in the field of narrative therapy and narrative medicine. Her dissertation was a relational narrative analysis of practitioner reflective writing.