The VU University and VU University Medical Center organize an expert meeting with Rita Charon, professor of Clinical Medicine and director of the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. In this meeting Phd studentes and andvanced RMA-students from different disciplines will reflect on the value of Charon’s work. If you want participate in this event you are kindly invited to relate your own research project to the ideals and conceptual principles as elaborated by Charon in Narrative Medicine.
Subjects for contributions include but are not limited to:
- Theoretical and methodological reflections on central concepts and ideas in Charon’s work, such as representation – attention – affiliation, empathy, coherence, narrative ethics, and the relation between body and mind.
- Case studies concerning autobiographical or fictional illness narratives and artworks on illness.
- The implementation of narrative medicine in medical education and practice.
The deadline for proposals is 1 january. Visit the website for more detailed information about the meeting and the proposals.