Engaging in Storytelling, Part 2: “Organizations and Patient Stories” – produced by Matters of Engagement

We have a special mini-series we’re releasing this week: Engaging in Storytelling:  A 3-part collaborative podcast series with SPOR Cast, Matters of Engagement and PEP Talks. We each cover a different angle on patient stories and storytelling – together they provide a rich picture of some of the challenges, concerns, and also opportunities when it comes to engaging in storytelling. We will be sharing all three episodes on our platforms. 

This is the 2nd of 3, and it’s produced by us!  Organizations and Patient Stories

Our guests are Carol Fancott (Director of Patient Partnerships and Engagement at the newly amalgamated organization that’s brought together the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement and Canadian Patient Safety Institute) and Daniel Z. Buchman (Bioethicist and Independent Scientist at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health, Assistant Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, and member of the University of Toronto Joint Center for Bioethics). 

Carol shares her thoughts on patient stories and storytelling based on the subject of her PhD, which is: how organizations use patient stories for learning.  We talk about ‘spectating’, control and power, using dialogue to enhance learning, and how stories are just one input of many when it comes to understanding patient experience. Dan then helps us think through some of the moral and ethical implications about what organizations are asking of patients when it comes to telling their story. 

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Mentioned in this episode:

  • Kumagai, Arno K., MD A Conceptual Framework for the Use of Illness Narratives in Medical Education, Academic Medicine: July 2008 – Volume 83 – Issue 7 – p 653-658 doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e3181782e17
  • Kumagai, Arno K. MD; Naidu, Thirusha PhD Reflection, Dialogue, and the Possibilities of Space, Academic Medicine: March 2015 – Volume 90 – Issue 3 – p 283-288 doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000582

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