Interrupted: When plans go sideways
May 19, 2020
Interruptions come in many forms. Some interruptions are small, like when someone speaks over you in conversation or something distracts you from a task. Some interruptions are medium sized, like a flat tire on your way to work or an electric outage at home. Some interruptions are big, like a life altering diagnosis at a routine doctor visit, or the death of a loved one. Some interruptions are global, like a pandemic that changes the fabric of your life and the lives of everyone around you. In this workshop, we will read, discuss, and write about how we experience interruptions as individuals, and as a community.
Elizabeth Lahti, M.D. is Director of Narrative Medicine at OHSU, and President of the Northwest Narrative Medicine Collaborative. She teaches narrative medicine and reflective practice to students, residents, and faculty. She uses narrative techniques in all areas of medical education, with a focus on professional identity formation, leadership development, and patient centered care. She is poetry editor for The Pharos, a medical humanities journal of the national Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society. Her work has been published in Annals of Internal Medicine, Journal of General Internal Medicine, and The Intima.
May 19, 2020