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Pulse - Voices from the heart of medicine
Subscribe to the weekly email: a 1st-person story or poem, together with a visual image or haiku, about health care.
*Publishing personal accounts of illness and healing
* fostering the humanistic practice of medicine
*encouraging health care advocacy.
Expressions of Clinician Well-Being: An Art Exhibition
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), a nonprofit research organization in Washington, DC, called on artists of all skills and abilities to express what clinician burnout and clinician resilience/well-being looks, sounds, and feels like to them. The purpose of Expressions of Clinician Well-Being is to promote greater awareness and understanding of barriers to clinician well-being—and solutions that promise a brighter future.
Life of Breath
Blog, Podcasts, News, Events
Life of Breath is a five year (2015-20) research project funded by the Wellcome Trust. It is led jointly by Prof Jane Macnaughton (Durham University) and Prof Havi Carel (University of Bristol). The Life of Breath team includes researchers from a number of different subjects including medicine, philosophy, anthropology, history, arts and literature. The group also works with the British Lung Foundation, people affected by lung disease, healthcare professionals and people who use their breath in interesting ways (e.g. musicians).
The Permanente Journal
The Permanente Journal is a peer-reviewed journal of medical science, social science in medicine, and medical humanities. The Permanente Press publishes The Permanente Journal and books related to Kaiser Permanente and health care to advance knowledge in scientific research, clinical medicine, and innovative health care delivery.
The Permanente Press, in conjunction with The Permanente Journal presents this medical literary and arts e-journal, leaflet -- to open greater opportunity to share the creative visual and written works of physicians and nurses.
What to do with stories The sciences of narrative medicine
Charon, R. (2007). What to do with stories: The sciences of narrative medicine. Canadian Family Physician, 53(8), 1265–1267.
Narrative Medicine - A Model for Empathy, Reflection, Profession, and Trust
Charon R. Narrative Medicine A Model for Empathy, Reflection, Profession, and Trust. JAMA. 2001;286(15):1897–1902. doi:10.1001/jama.286.15.1897
Science and art find common ground: the importance of storytelling
Sara ElShafie, a PhD candidate at UC Berkeley, discusses what can happen when scientists partner with professional storytellers.
PLOS (The Public Library of Science) is a non profit publisher and advocacy organization on a mission to lead a transformation in research communication.