Bringing Humanities Back Into Medicine

Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location
Contact information
Contact person: 
Christine Cool
Email: 
facdev@uottawa.ca
Phone: 
613-798-5555
Extension: 
10622
Registration
Registration required: 
Yes
Cost to attend: 
Free of charge
Event language: 

Target Audience: All Faculty Members

Speaker: Mr. Robert Parson

Course Description

Theatrical performances have been used to deepen health care professionals’ understanding and connection with patients’ illness experiences. Furthermore, dramatic exercises are being used with medical students to teach skills of communication and relationship building, and to promote student well being. 

This participatory workshop will provide dramatic exercises (e.g. role play, body language, tone, movement) which can be incorporated in small group teaching, as well reviewing how larger theatrical performance and readings can be used to enrich student learning. Teaching tools and theatrical resources from the parallel resource list and elsewhere will be introduced.