University of East Anglia at The Royal Institute in London – The Lasdun Lecture: What is the intersection of medicine and the humanities?
Professor Sally Hardy, Professor (and author of medical memoir The Language of Kindness: A Nurse’s Story) Christie Watson and Dr Harriet Cooper.
David Stringer-Lamarre, MD of FortsiCL said: “As a UEA alumnus, with a BA in Sociology (and Politics), it was fascinating to speak with Dr Harriet Cooper who is a Lecturer in Medical Education with responsibility for the Sociology Theme on the undergraduate medical degree.”
The lecture itself explored how the teaching of narrative and storytelling is important for future clinicians and their patients; the ways in which cultural practices could be said to ‘produce’ disability as an experience and object of study; and how engaging with creative arts can be beneficial in improving strategies for workplace wellbeing.
Image, left to right: Dr Harriet Cooper and David Stringer-Lamarre