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Fall 2017
Jan 18, 2018
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PBIO 535 - Reflection & Awareness:Writing
This course will introduce students to the field of Narrative Medicine as it applies to conventional as well as complementary and alternative approaches. Students will learn about the many different concepts of narrative (e.g., life stories, personal narratives, illness narratives, accounts, co-constructed narratives) as created by clinicians and patients. In addition, we will explore cross-cultural perspectives on narratives, scripted stories, and life histories. Through readings and guest lectures, students will learn about how patients cope with their own illness using narrative. We will explore how doctors/practitioners understand themselves and their practice of medicine through their own stories. This course will provide an appreciation for how narratives shape their personal experience and how writing supports this process of self-reflection. Class time will be spent discussing the readings as well as work-shopping (reading and critiquing) each other's essays as a way to self reflect on our personal stories. During this course, students will gain an understanding of the process of writing and self-reflection through narrative.

1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physiology & Biophysics Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      MN or MC Graduate

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