Build Your Creative and Reflective Skills with Narrative-Based Medicine

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Every interaction between practitioner and patient is an opportunity to improve care. Crafting a narrative can help you to understand and interpret these interactions. Narrative-based medicine offers reading and writing techniques that will allow you to develop deeper insight and understanding of your practice and your patients. Through reflecting on these interactions, you can more effectively address patients’ needs and concerns and increase personal fulfillment.

This fall, CPD is offering two program options:

Narrative-Based Medicine – Digital Certificate Program

Starting September 23rd (Thursday Cohort)

As Canada’s only virtual intensive certificate program in narrative-based clinical practice, this program introduces the theory and practice of narrative-based medicine and seeks to improve learners’ creative and reflective skills as writers and readers.

The Mudroom: Guided Creative Workshops for Health Professionals

Starting September 22nd (Wednesday Evenings)

The Mudroom is a creative and reflective writing workshop for health professionals. Meetings are held monthly and provide a space to write, read, try out exercises in prose and verse, share work and give feedback. A creative and supportive health humanities community will be built through collaboration and mentorship. Published work and work created by peers will be explored.

These programs are designed for healthcare practitioners from multiple disciplines who are looking to inform their professional practice with narrative approaches. Domestic and international learners are welcome. No previous writing experience is required.

Registration is now open for all these programs. Click on the program name for additional details and to register, spots are limited.