The Art of Attention: A Workshop for Health Care Students, Faculty, and Practitioners
Thursday, June 21st | 4:00-6:00pm
Reynolda House Museum of American Art
Participants in this workshop will be guided through a series of exercises in response to a work of art from the permanent collection of Reynolda House Museum of American Art. Reynolda House experts will facilitate discussion and explore the benefits of multiple modes of engagement and observation for clinical education. This workshop is sponsored by Reynolda House Museum of American Art and the Wake Forest University Humanities Institute, made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and with support from an Engaged Humanities Grant received by the University from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Reading Group: Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler
June 26th | 5:00-7:00pm
Jade Room, Footnote Coffee & Cocktails
634 W. 4th St., Ste. #120
Kate Bowler is an assistant professor of the history of Christianity in North America at Duke Divinity School. In 2015, she was unexpectedly diagnosed with Stage IV cancer at age 35. In her viral New York Times op-ed, she writes about the irony of being an expert in health, wealth, and happiness while being ill. Her subsequent memoir, Everything Happens for a Reason (and other lies I’ve loved) (Random House, 2018), tells the story of her struggle to understand the personal and intellectual dimensions of the American belief that all tragedies are tests of character.
The Wake Forest University Humanities Institute’s Story, Health, & Healing Initiative will sponsor this one-night discussion of Bowler’s memoir on Tuesday, June 26th. Participation is free and open to clinicians, faculty, students, and the public. Light refreshments will be provided.
Copies of the book will be provided in advance. To register and for instructions on how to receive your copy of the book, please contact Aimee Mepham, Humanities Institute Assistant Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-758-4028.
Narrative Medicine: Resilience, Professionalism, & Self-Care
An Interdisciplinary Symposium
Saturday, April 14th, 2018
Benson University Center
Wake Forest University
This one-day, interdisciplinary symposium, free and open to the public, will feature an introduction to narrative medicine, a Parallel Chart Demonstration Session, a Panel on Narrative Medicine in Clinical Practice, and a series of Experiential Workshops.