Stories of Illness and Health: Indigenous Health and Wellness


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 at Western 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.

Our moderator for the evening will be Dr. Shannon Arntfield, Professor of Obstetrics-Gynaecology at the Schulich School Medicine & Dentistry and Director of the Narrative Medicine Initiative at Western University.

To see what Stories of Illness & Health is all about, watch stories by Jeff Preston and Marinette Laureno!


Event information

Stories of Illness & Health: Indigenous Health & Wellness
In Partnership with Indigenous Awareness Week at Western

When: Thursday, March 19 at 6:30 pm
Where: Wolf Performance Hall (London Public Library, Central Branch)

*This event will be videotaped for educational purposes.

For more, e-mail publichumanities@uwo.ca, visit the Facebook page or follow @StoriesIH on Twitter.

Thank you to our partners: Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry - Western University, the Arts and Humanities at Western, the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), The Public Humanities at Western, the London Public Library, Indigenous Services at Western University, and the Narrative Medicine Initiative.

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