Navigation Links
Conference to explore role of stories in health and healing
Date:4/10/2013

RIVERSIDE, Calif. Story-telling has long held a place of prominence in American culture, but only recently has come to be viewed as a having a role in the practice of American medicine. "Medical Examinations: Art, Story, Theory" a conference presented April 26-27 by University of California, Riverside anthropologists, artists, writers, psychologists, physicians and historians will explore the role of stories in medicine and healing.

The conference will be held at UCR's Culver Center of the Arts, 3824 Main St. in downtown Riverside, and is free and open to the public. Registration is required, however. Lunch will be provided for participants who register by April 20 at medical.eventarc.com/13669.

Juliet McMullin, associate professor of anthropology and conference co-organizer, said the event will highlight the health-related research undertaken by UCR faculty in such diverse disciplines as anthropology, history, psychology, the arts and medicine. Undergraduate students in cultural anthropology who have collected narratives from cancer patients and worked with artists to illustrate those stories will display their work as well, she said.

"So many of us are working on health issues, and we think narrative is one way we come together to talk about health issues," McMullin explained. "We're hoping to launch more collaboration among our researchers and the community."

Narrative is gaining recognition in medical schools, the cultural anthropologist added, noting the introduction of a medical narratives program at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City to improve the effectiveness of health care.

"Being able to collect better stories from patients helps physicians become better practitioners," McMullin explained. "Stories are how we get to know each other and how we make sense of our world. When patients read stories about others whose experiences are similar to their own, they know they are not alone."


'/>"/>
Contact: Bettye Miller
bettye.miller@ucr.edu
951-827-7847
University of California - Riverside
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Registration opens for Asia-Pacifics largest medical conference on osteoporosis
2. Contemporary Forums Announces Annual Set of Summer Conferences, Offering Continuing Education at Resort Locations
3. Gene Kranz Highlight of STAR Global Conference 2013
4. Tosh Patterson Receives Honors at the 5th Annual Get RADICAL Women’s Conference Featuring Jillian Michaels, Lisa Nichols, Giuliana Rancic
5. Director of Academic Affairs for AARP speaks out on Certified Senior Advisors and the 2013 CSA Conference
6. Murse World Helps University of Illinois Nursing Students Attend National Conference
7. AvePoint Announces Platinum Sponsorship of SHARE Conference Atlanta 2013
8. Keeneland Conference on Public Health Services and Systems Research draws national speakers
9. Top Surgeons to Convene for SAGES 2013 Conference to Feature Breakthroughs in Gastrointestinal, Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery
10. Live Continuing Medical Education Conference Hosted by Continuing Education Company Inc. Presents "What's Your Definition of Hypertension?" for Primary Care Physicians
11. Joan Keddell, International Tour Management Institute (ITMI) Educator to Provide Human Trafficking Awareness Training at the Trafficking in America Conference in Nashville, TN, May 23 – 25, 2013
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/22/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- The United States is now ... nations of West Africa land at one of ... with the virus. In a statement released ... 94 percent of air passengers from Guinea, Liberia ... these five airports -- New York City,s Kennedy ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... D.C. (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 With the ... a national survey by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) ... know how to use health insurance, but 42 percent say ... a plan’s details before signing up for coverage. , The ... with only 20 percent able to calculate correctly how much ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... October 22, 2014 Losing Weight Your Body’s ... is staring you in the face, it certainly can be ... do your body an extra favor by doing it the ... crash diets. Instead, listen to your body, exercise regularly, and ... is essential to losing weight; you need to exercise more ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... MA (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 ... new solutions for the treatment of bacterial infections, microbial ... Sinskey has joined its board of directors. , ... and Engineering Systems at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ... MIT faculty since 1968. Dr. Sinskey also holds positions ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay ... to increased blood pressure, according to a new study. ... pressure for young adult women or for teenagers, according to ... or moderately, their risk of high blood pressure was cut ... in older adult men and women," said lead researcher Dr. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Passengers From Ebola-Affected Countries Must Land at Designated U.S. Airports 2Health News:Passengers From Ebola-Affected Countries Must Land at Designated U.S. Airports 3Health News:Many Americans Fail to Ask Basic Questions Before Signing Up for Health Insurance, National Survey Finds 2Health News:Many Americans Fail to Ask Basic Questions Before Signing Up for Health Insurance, National Survey Finds 3Health News:Many Americans Fail to Ask Basic Questions Before Signing Up for Health Insurance, National Survey Finds 4Health News:ReductionGuruMD Presents Ways to Improve Your Weight Loss Results 2Health News:Akeso Biomedical Appoints Dr. Anthony J. Sinskey to Board of Directors 2Health News:Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men 2Health News:Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men 3Health News:Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men 4
... ... Washington Hospital Center unveils new state-of-the-art ... include all negative pressure isolation rooms: surfaces made of ... uniquely designed work spaces. The features are designed ...
... N.J., Jan. 8 Medco Health,Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: ... today,reiterated the company,s positive outlook for 2008 at the ... company reiterated its guidance for 2008 GAAP diluted earnings ... that,existed when Medco became a publicly traded company, Medco ...
... carriers , , TUESDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Not ... show the same risk for developing breast cancer. , ... risk among families carrying the mutations, indicating that the ... factors. , "Risk among carriers varies considerably, and, if ...
... a stage, then proteins would rank among the lead ... These large biological molecules hold many starring roles, and ... genes. They are production powerhouses, regulating the basic processes ... that produce or use energy. Others regulate genes. , ...
... Will Work to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest, ... 8 The Sudden Cardiac Arrest,Association (SCAA) announced ... Minnesota affiliates as it builds a network,of local ... preventing sudden,cardiac arrest (SCA)., The Minnesota SCAA ...
... Groups Will Work to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest Through ... Chapters/Affiliates by This Spring, WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 ... has launched its first 13 local,chapter and affiliate organizations, ... carry out its mission of preventing sudden cardiac,arrest., ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Hospital Launches Landmark Project in Emergency Medicine 2Health News:Medco CEO Reiterates Guidance, Positive Outlook for 2008 2Health News:BRCA Mutations Don't Raise Breast Cancer Risk Equally 2Health News:BRCA Mutations Don't Raise Breast Cancer Risk Equally 3Health News:Protein power: Researchers trigger insulin production in diabetic mice 2Health News:Protein power: Researchers trigger insulin production in diabetic mice 3Health News:Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association Launches Two Minnesota Affiliates 2Health News:Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association Launches Two Minnesota Affiliates 3Health News:Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association Launches Its First Thirteen Local Chapters/Affiliates 2Health News:Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association Launches Its First Thirteen Local Chapters/Affiliates 3
(Date:10/22/2014)... , Oct. 22, 2014 AVACEN Medical announced ... received 510 (k) OTC clearance by the U.S. Food ... to be marketed over the Internet for: the ... spasms; and minor strains and sprains . ... AVACEN 100 (MSRP $2495) is a sophisticated medical device ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 21, 2014   BioNano Genomics , the ... research centers to purchase an Irys™ System . ... Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH Intramural Sequencing Center (NISC) and ... obtaining a comprehensive view of a genome was ... does not deliver the scalability or reliability to ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... CAMBRIDGE, Mass. , Oct. 22, 2014 ... Cambridge, MA is revolutionizing spinal cord ... technique has been shown to outperform in tissue regrowth ... with the scaffold.  Made from an FDA approved polymer, ... dioxide; making it harmless to the human body. NVIV ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:AVACEN Medical Announces FDA Clearance of First Medical Device with Internal Game Mode 2BioNano's Irys System Adopted by Leading Genomics Centers for Comprehensive Detection of Human Genome Structural Variation 2BioNano's Irys System Adopted by Leading Genomics Centers for Comprehensive Detection of Human Genome Structural Variation 3InVivo Therapeutics Analyst Coverage Initiated: Analyst Report by BrokerBank Securities, Inc. 2InVivo Therapeutics Analyst Coverage Initiated: Analyst Report by BrokerBank Securities, Inc. 3
... ClinicROCHESTER, Minn., March 23 Here are highlights ... Clinic,s research magazine. You may cite and link ... Reprinting is allowed with proper attribution. Please include ... permit: Visit http://discoverysedge.mayo.edu for subscription information.Parkinsonism: ...
... PLCO trial was started, we have awaited the results of ... report of the results of this study -- and those ... the New England Journal of Medicine have told us two ... evidence about the possibility of a prostate cancer-specific survival benefit ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Discovery's Edge Spring Issue - http://discoverysedge.mayo.edu 2A Joint Statement From America's Prostate Cancer Advocacy, Education, and Support Organizations 2A Joint Statement From America's Prostate Cancer Advocacy, Education, and Support Organizations 3
Ideal for chest procedures....
Male Compression Vests...
Female Compression VEST w/sleeves...
Male Support Brief...
Medicine Products: