To invite nationally recgnized writers, scholars, and artists engaging with narrative medicine to give readings and conduct capacity-building workshops.

During the second year of the Engaged Humanities Grant awarded to Wake Forest University by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Humanities Institute’s Story, Health, and Healing Initiative (SHHI) continued to build an audience of faculty, students, staff, and practitioners interested in the central role that story plays in the fields of health care. The SHHI hosted six sessions of its Narrative Medicine Lunch & Learn Program throughout the year (three sessions in the fall and three in the spring), each with 10-18 participants, including faculty, staff, and students from the Medical School, the PA Studies Program, the Chaplain’s Office, Northwest AHEC, and undergraduates in the pre-health program. Each session focused on the close reading of a short story, essay, or series of poems, followed by a reflective writing exercise.

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