Focusing on recovery: using narrative as an experiential tool to reflect on the pandemic

Thursdays from February 2-16, Zoom workshop

February 2, 9 and 16

This session will be facilitated by Dr. Melanie Hnatiuk MD, CCFP, FCFP in collaboration with Well Doc Alberta. Learn more about Dr. Hnatiuk.

A growing body of literature supports narrative-based medicine as a tool to share experiences and express emotion. Join us for a three-session series (1.5 hrs per session) where they will introduce key concepts in narrative-based medicine, and experience writing prose, poetry and graphic medicine as a tool to aid in recovery from the pandemic. 

The sessions are interactive, and participants will be invited to do some writing and sharing during each session. You will be encouraged to have your camera on. Open to staff physicians in Alberta. 

Dr. Melanie Hnatiuk has been a family physician for the last 16 years, the last ten of which have been at the South Health Campus Family Medicine Teaching clinic. There, Dr. Hnatiuk cares for her panel of patients while teaching medical students and residents as a Clinical Associate Professor for the University of Calgary. In addition to her clinical and academic work, she has been a passionate advocate, most recently with the Alberta College of Family Physicians as a Board member, the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta as a member of the Competence Committee, as well as numerous other committees and boards. Dr. Hnatiuk has recently transitioned from the Director, Patient Medical Home for the Department of Family Medicine to the new role of Lead, Faculty Wellness for the DFM. Dr. Hnatiuk’s interests include exploring creative pursuits such as narrative-based medicine, as well as spending time in nature with her husband, three daughters and dog.

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