At our November Literary Lunch Hour, Tracy Moniz will share lessons and pitfalls on how to practice and guide reflective writing in healthcare. As well as leading a hands-on writing exercise, she will offer strategies to support its meaningful integration into medical education, and lead a conversation on key issues such as assessment, feedback, and faculty development.
Tracy Moniz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Canada, and Vice President of the Canadian Association for Health Humanities.
She is interested in stories and storytellers and understanding how a sense of story enables people to make meaning of their own and others’ experiences. Her research and teaching interests include health humanities, narrative, writing practice and pedagogy, health communication, and qualitative research methods.
As a researcher, Moniz explores the role of writing in advancing humanistic care in medical education and practice, focusing on the uses and potential of reflective writing in medical education as well as the lessons learned from narratives about illness and care experiences written from multiple perspectives. As an educator, she coaches learners in developing their writing and communication skills in a variety of genres. She has expertise in narrative and reflective writing and facilitates workshops on narrative medicine and writing for reflection and resilience across the health professions.