Tuesday, Oct. 29 | 2:00-2:45 p.m. | General Session
Ken Browne, Founder & Producer at Ken Browne Productions
Audrey Shafer, MD, Director of Stanford Medicine & the Muse Program; Professor, Stanford Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine / VAPAHCS; Co-Director, Biomedical Ethics and Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration, Stanford School of Medicine
Amy Ship, MD, MA, Director, Atrius Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Department of Population Medicine Primary Care Residency Program
Susan Ball, MD, MPH, MS, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College; Assistant Director of the Bernbaum Unit, Center for Special Studies New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Deepthiman Gowda, MD, MPH, MS, Assistant Dean for Medical Education, Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine
WHY DOCTORS WRITE: FINDING HUMANITY IN MEDICINE is a soon-to-be-released documentary, about the growing movement in medicine to use writing, humanities, and the arts as means to support practicing clinicians and prepare medical students for an increasingly challenging healthcare environment. What began as “medical humanities” in the late 1970s has blossomed into myriad 21st century programs such as Narrative Medicine, physician writing groups, on-line medical student journals, observation skill training in art museums, and reflective writing seminars in medical school and pre-med curricula. Some of today’s leading writer-MDs appear in the film. The Gold Summit presents a preview of the film, followed by a panel discussion with the film director and four prominent physician-writers/educators who appear in the film.