University College of Syracuse University and Le Moyne College have invited citizens to attend a discussion on Wednesday, May 2, at 7 p.m. at Grewen Auditorium on the Le Moyne College campus. Rebecca Garden and Joel Potash will discuss narrative medicine, which uses poems, novels and, particularly, stories written by people with illness and disability to help health care professionals improve health care by listening to patients’ stories.
Garden is an associate professor at the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Potash is a professor emeritus at the Center for Bioethics and Humanities. He sits on the University Hospital Ethics Committee. The pair will examine the increasing use of technology in medicine as well as the increase in patient load, which often depersonalizes the practice of medicine.
The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in lot C off Springfield Road. For more information, call 315-443-4846 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.