NHN Magazine

By irenegottgens | The online inspiration magazine of the Narrative Healthcare Network. Topics: Narrative, Art, Literature, Creativity, Listening, Healthcare & Medicine.

Barriers and Belongings: Personal Narratives of Disabilities, Edited by Michelle Jarman, Leila Monaghan, and Alison Quaggin Harkin

The Six Main Arcs in Storytelling, as Identified by an A.I.

A machine mapped the most frequently used emotional trajectories in fiction, and compared them with the ones readers like best.<p>“My prettiest contribution to my culture,” the writer Kurt Vonnegut mused in his 1981 autobiography <i>Palm Sunday</i>, “was a master’s thesis in anthropology which was rejected by …

Storytelling

“If I Miss a Single Morning of Writing, It Changes My Novel”

When I was at Stanford as an undergrad and then Cornell as a grad student, I was under the impression that writing is mostly revision, and that even …

Authors

Narrative Medicine: Every Patient Has a Story

Every patient has a story that goes beyond the symptoms they bring into the doctor’s office.<p>Those stories can illuminate how a person became ill, the …

San Rafael’s Dominican University offers poetic medicine master’s

Dominican University is launching what officials describe as the country’s first master of fine arts program with a focus on narrative/poetic …

Flipboard on Flipboard

@flipboard | Official Flipboard account<p>The Sexual Assault Epidemic No One Talks About<p><i>Editor's note:</i> <i>This report includes graphic and …

The Rise of AI Makes Emotional Intelligence More Important

The booming growth of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), like most transformational technologies, is both exciting and scary. It’s exciting to consider all the ways our lives may improve, from managing our calendars to making medical diagnoses, but it’s scary to consider the social …

Why Google, Ideo, And IBM Are Betting On AI To Make Us Better Storytellers

Robots may not have learned to feel empathy yet, but they’re already pretty good at getting humans to do so.<p>Sharing emotion-driven narratives that resonate with other people is something humans are quite good at. We’ve been sitting around campfires telling stories for tens of thousands of years, …

Artificial Intelligence

When Patients Ignore Doctors' Emotions

When people are in need of medical care, recent research says they’re less likely to recognize physicians’ interiority.<p>The doctor-patient relationship is a crucial, oft-discussed part of health care. One person seeking help, the other with the knowledge to offer it, a beautiful symbiosis. Or so it …

Medical Technology

Want to Strengthen Your Brain? Neuroscience Says to Start Reading This Immediately (It's Not What You Think)

What you read matters to your little gray cells. Give them a boost.<p>I can't tell you the number of times I've visited a coworking space or other such entrepreneur hangout and seen cult favorites like <i>Lean Startup</i>, <i>ReWork</i>, and <i>Lean In</i> fill the shelves.<p>There's nothing wrong with that, of course. …

The Brain

A Relationship-Based Way of Being - See Me as a Person

<b>Who is the most relationally proficient person you know?</b><p>You may not have heard the term relationally proficient before, but we’re confident that you …

Why Doctors Write: Finding Humanity in Medicine Trailer 2016

Lessons from “the other side”: teaching and learning from doctors’ illness narratives

<b>Authors:</b> Jonathon Tomlinson<p><b>Publication date:</b> 02 Jun 2014<p>Many doctors who become patients have been shocked by their experiences from “the other …

The importance of observing

To commit something to memory, you need to pay attention the next time you encounter something – or someone – new<p>• Click here to view your daily memory task<p>Never was the phrase "a job well begun, is a job half done" truer than in the case of memory. All memories begin with what you perceive – with …

Design Thinking Develops Empathy

Design thinking is a great way to help students tackle problems and help them learn empathy while thinking about the global implications of local …

Design Thinking

Making Design Thinking a Part of Medical Education

“Design thinking,” traditionally regarded as a means for creating user-friendly products, is now being used to improve services and drive innovation …

Design Thinking

How to develop a human-centered design mindset

<b>Trending</b><p>COP23<p>DFID leadership<p>Global Fund<p>Sexual harassment in aid<p>Doing Good<p><b>Grad School Week</b><p>How to develop a human-centered design mindset<p>In Dar es …

‘Literature about medicine may be all that can save us’

A new generation of doctor writers is investigating the mysteries of the medical profession, exploring the vital intersection between science and art<p>The language gap frustrates your visit to your doctor. He seems not to understand the problem because you can’t describe it lucidly enough. You don’t …

Medicine

A Syllabus For Empathy — Or Why Health Care Workers Should Read Poetry

Support the news<p>In Jane Kenyon’s short poem, "The Sick Wife," the narrator stays in the car while her husband buys groceries, and the poem plunges us …

Arthritis

How Literature Inspires Empathy

The Egyptian writer and activist Alaa Al Aswany explains how one word in Dostoyevsky’s novel The House of the Dead showed him how literature can help us understand one another.<p>Alaa Al Aswany, the author of <i>The Automobile Club of Egypt</i>, is no stranger to activism. One of Egypt’s most recognizable …

Literature

Do art and literature cultivate empathy?

<i>This article is part of our series on understanding others’ feelings. In it we examine empathy, including what it is, whether our doctors need more</i> …

How We Use Data to Inspire Design

<i>By Arianna McClain &</i> <i>Rohini Vibha</i><p>When most people imagine good design, numbers probably don’t come to mind. In fact, anything quantitative might feel …