Have you or anyone you know experienced chronic or acute illness? How does the art of storytelling work to improve health care education and the experience of patient care? In what ways are doctors, patients and other health professionals storytellers? How can researchers, educators, students, and members of the greater public work together to produce compassionate approaches to patient-centred care? Stories of Health and Illness invites members of the public, both campus and community, to join us to experience the stories of people living with illness. Through stories shared by participants who have dealt with chronic or acute conditions, audience members will hear first-hand accounts of what is important to patients throughout their health care experience. Following each story, we will invite the audience to reflect on their experience of each narrative and engage in an open dialogue with our storytellers.
Friday, November 6, 2015 from 9-3 pm at Western
This year's event will invite members from the London & Middlesex communities and students, staff, faculty and alumni from Western to dialogue about the student experience in London & Middlesex and the role that the university plays in promoting the social, economic and cultural well-being of our surrounding communities.
November 6-8, 2015 at Museum London