Community of Practice

monthly narrative medicine workshops

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Join us for our regular Community of Practice. These informal gatherings are open to all. Together, we develop our narrative skills—the ability to listen, absorb, and be moved to action by stories of illness and wellness. Events are held monthly in Portland and Seattle. We gather to read a short text, discuss, write in response, and share, if we choose. All participants need to bring is a pen and paper.

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July 21, 2020

An Etymological Approach to Emergency, Catastrophe, and Disaster

Emergency, catastrophe, and disaster are three words often associated with illness. Many people around the world have used these words to describe the global pandemic we are living through now. In this workshop, participants will look closely at the origin of these words, and consider how our individual and collective interpretations might lead to systemic change. In this workshop, participants will read, write, and discuss.

Facilitator Bio

Elizabeth Lahti, MD, is the Director of Narrative Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and co-founded the Northwest Narrative Medicine Collaborative.

Daena Goldsmith, PhD, is a professor of Rhetoric & Media Studies at Lewis & Clark College. She researches, teaches, and writes about how we enact identities and relationships through what we say and how we say it.

Daena and Elizabeth both serve on NWNMC’s Board of Directors.

Event Details

July 21, 2020
6:00-8:00 PM
Online - Zoom Meeting

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Invitation to Facilitate

A rotating group of facilitators create and lead our monthly workshops. Each focuses on a specific skill or thematic exploration that expands our narrative medicine practice and all come with individual interests and a unique point of view. If you’d like to lead a workshop, we’d love to hear from you!

Curious about what we’ve done in the past?

The Community of Practice has been meeting mostly monthly since February 2017. Check out our archives to learn more about what we’ve done together.

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