“Creating a Clearing” — Dr. Rita Charon on the power of Narrative Medicine

lance weiler
Sep 20, 2017 · 11 min read
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Dr. Rita Charon originated the field of narrative medicine.

“I mean they would tell me about the death of their father or the trouble they’re having with their son or the fire they had in their house. I mean, it was anything, and the biggest challenge I had was to convince people that I wanted to listen to whatever they said. One lady said, “You mean you want me to talk?” — Dr. Rita Charon

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Exploring new forms and functions of storytelling at Columbia University School of the Arts' Digital Storytelling Lab

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Columbia DSL

Exploring new forms and functions of storytelling at Columbia University School of the Arts' Digital Storytelling Lab