September 02, 2021
Connect with the Northwest Narrative Medicine Collaborative
The Northwest Narrative Medicine Collaborative welcomes patients, health care professionals, clinicians, caregivers, writers, artists, and scholars in the practice of Narrative Medicine.
Narrative Medicine is a practice in which we recognize, absorb, metabolize, and allow ourselves to be moved by stories of illness and health. We hone narrative skills in a monthly community of practice where we read, discuss, write, listen, and share, together.
Narrative medicine awakens the shared humanity of all people who are navigating illness and doing this work in community strengthens us individually. By listening to others’ stories and telling our own, we respect and nourish those affected by illness. We invite the stories from patients and caregivers of all kinds including those whose stories have been historically undertold in U.S. healthcare settings.
With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, NWNMC is bringing narrative medicine to the Lewis & Clark community through Narrative Scribe Training. Find out more, or join NWNMC at monthly Community of Practice and other events, at the links below.