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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October 8, 2020

Ripping the Band-Aid Off: Clinical narratives to address racism as a public health crisis

For too long our healthcare system has been a band-aid covering the festering wound of racism. Leslie Gregory, PA-C brings a powerful voice to show how ripping off the band-aid can promote the healing we and our healthcare system need. For many years, Leslie has been sounding the alarm that racism is a public health crisis. A crisis is a time of intense difficulty, trouble, or danger, when a difficult or important decision must be made. As persons on the healthcare team we are in a unique position to listen, hear, and be moved to action by the many clinical narratives that highlight the crisis of embodied and institutional racism. Our community of practice this month, co-hosted by Leslie Gregory and Rebecca Harrison will explore what it means when we say racism is a public health crisis, and what we can do about it.

Facilitator Bio

Leslie Gregory, facilitator, founder and director of Right To Health, an organization committed to health prevention and bringing people together to share, care and alleviate the disparities that come with racial injustice. A certified Physician Assistant (PA-C), navy veteran, and mother of two, Leslie is a longtime Portlander and social justice activist focused on healing those affected by everyday racism. She believes in the importance of taking a dynamic approach to teaching racial justice through health practices.

Rebecca Harrison, co-facilitator is a clinician educator, hospitalist, clerkship director and section chief in the Division of Hospital Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. She is a member of the Northwest Narrative Medicine Collaborative Board.

Event Details

October 8, 2020
3:00-5:00 pm (PST)
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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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