Division of Academic Innovation

AHSE: July Special Session: The Poetics and Politics of Storytelling in Healthcare Contexts

Zoom link: https://unthsc.zoom.us/j/87212034668


Lynn M. Harter, Ph.D., Professor, School of Communication Studies, Ohio University; Affiliate Faculty, Department of Social Medicine, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio University

Brittany L. Peterson, Ph.D., Professor, School of Communication Studies, Ohio University 


Location: MET 109-111 or Zoom 

Time: Wed, July 19th, 1-3 pm   

RSVP: Due by noon, July 12th 


Session Overview:  


Storytelling matters. People derive a sense of what to believe and how to act from stories shared at kitchen tables and on front porches, in classrooms and healthcare clinics, in news reports and through art exhibits. We live, we grieve, and we story with others as we narrate birthing and dying and turning points in between. Join us for an interactive session on the poetics and politics of storytelling in therapeutic contexts. We will explore how storytelling fosters resilience among individuals and groups facing vulnerability and how narrative logics function in healthcare. 


Learning Objectives: 


Recognize the role of narrative logics and storytelling in healthcare organizing. 

Explain how narratives and narrative silences function to establish, maintain, and complicate relationships in healthcare contexts. 

Demonstrate ethical and self-reflective use of storytelling in healthcare contexts. 

Create space for narrative encounters that encourage understanding and connection across differences 


Jul 19 2023


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jul 19 2023
  • Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm




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