Lecture by Professor Rita Charon
To See the Suffering: How to Open Our Eyes to the Lives of Others
The fields of medicine, nursing, and other clinical professions are discovering that study of the arts and humanities can solve chronically intractable problems in health care. This presentation will describe ways in which physicians, nurses, and therapists can learn to listen to patients with attention and commitment instead of with judgment and bias through creative training in writing, reading, and contact with visual and performative arts. Dr. Charon will describe some of the teaching and research underway in narrative medicine at Columbia University and elsewhere that gives us hope for moving a fragmented, impersonal health care system toward recognition, empathy, and effectiveness.
Chaired by Prof. Isabel Fernandes
June 4th | 5.30 p.m.
Please confirm your presence until May 31st, by e-mail: email@example.com
Location: FLAD - Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento
Address: Rua do Sacramento à Lapa, nº 21, Lisboa