Listening is an essential skill in healthcare and social work. Recognizing how stories work and how they are told and interpreted helps healthcare professionals to reflect on their clinical work, to strengthen their biomedical expertise, and to promote collaborative, person-centered clinical practices.
Health, Narrative and the Arts offers training in narrative skills for professionals in healthcare and social work. The project also hosts a lecture series inviting international pioneers of narrative medicine and health humanities to discuss health, illness and mortality from the interdisciplinary perspectives of medicine, literature, the arts and humanities. In addition, the project launches a research initiative exploring the intersection of health, illness and narrative.
Health, Narrative and the Arts is housed at the Theatre Academy under the Writing MA program.
Health, Narrative and the Arts
Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation