Healthcare practitioners are often taught to approach and manage their patients’ bodies at the expense of their own. Becoming sick oneself, or seeing a family member fall ill, can be a traumatizing and bewildering experience. How can we remember to tend to our own bodies as healthcare practitioners? How can narrative help us remember — […]

Posted: Friday January 26, 2024

Conor Mc Donnell is a Staff Anesthesiologist at SickKids Hospital and Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine at the University of Toronto. His latest poetry collection, This Insistent List published by Mansfield Press, is out now.

Posted: Monday January 22, 2024

Read Foundational Certificate alum Amita Dayal’s latest creative reflection published in CMAJ. In what began as a draft in Writing Health-Themed Articles during the winter of 2023, Dayal reflects on her experience providing MAiD as a family physician.

Posted: Tuesday January 2, 2024

Miriam Colleran, Foundational Certificate alum and palliative care physician in Ireland, joined Karen Gold and Damian Tarnopolsky for a special in person conversation while she was in Toronto this fall. She shares her introduction to narrative-based medicine and discusses how engaging with narrative methods has changed her practice. Enjoy the conversation:

Posted: Thursday December 14, 2023