Friday, December 11, 2015

Narrative Medicine: Why does this need a special name?

The New Yorker Cartoonist Benjamin Schwartz begins his talk on narrative medicine by asking the worthy question, "Why is this a thing?" Watch him illustrate the value of story in healthcare with his Time=Lives Talk: Creativity: Can storytelling shape the way we do medicine? from FasterCures.

"We need to know the whole story...taking advantage of tools like social media to actively engage, converse, and listen to the patients who are already telling their stories out there. And not just using these tools as a way to market to them."
-Benjamin Schwartz, @BentSchwartz 

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