Stories of Illness and Health invites members of the public to attend and experience the stories of people living with illness.Through stories shared by participants who have dealt with cancer and depression, and other conditions, audience members will hear first-hand accounts of what is important to patients throughout their health care experience. Following each story, the audience will be invited to reflect on their experience of each narrative and engage in an open dialogue with our storytellers.
The moderator for the evening will be Dr. Jeff Nisker, Professor of Obstetrics-Gynaecology at the Schulich School Medicine & Dentistry and Scientist at the Children’s Health Research Institute.
When: Sunday, October 26 at 2 pm
Where: Wolf Performance Hall (London Public Library, Central Branch)
Stories being shared:
- A patient born with a disability will talk about encounters with ableism within the medical institution and the importance of including patients within the health care team.
- A recovering cancer patient will speak about the importance of maintaining her identity, humanity while undergoing treatment, and the importance of family involvement as part of her health care team.