ENG 340 - Narrative Medicine (3)

This course will engage students in the field of narrative medicine by exploring the intersection between the study of narrative and the art of caregiving. Students will examine the origins of this clinical framework and its methodology, the integration of narrative competency to improve outcomes for patients and providers. They will identify and practice the foundational techniques of narrative medicine, developing as radical listeners through close reading of literary texts and honing their skills as empathetic communicators through reflective writing, as well as rhetorical analysis of the diagnostic and therapeutic situation. Students will also explore the connections between the mind and the body in both storytelling and medicine, with particular emphasis on the role of story in the healing process. 


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