Tuesday, November 8, 2022 6pm to 7:15pm
About this Event
Topics: Community,Education,Ethics,Medicine,Public Health
Event Types: Special Event
Department/Office: Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
Location: Harvard Longwood Campus
RSVP Required: Yes
Stories from the ER: a doctor shows how empathy, creativity, and imagination are the cornerstones of clinical care.
To be an emergency room doctor is to be a professional listener to stories. Each patient presents a story; finding the heart of that story is the doctor's most critical task. More technology, more tests, and more data won't work if doctors get the story wrong. When caring for others can feel like venturing into unchartered territory without a map, empathy, creativity, imagination, and thinking like a writer become the cornerstones of clinical care. In Tornado of Life, ER physician Jay Baruch shares these struggles in a series of short, powerful, and affecting essays that invite the reader into stories rich with complexity and messiness.
Register now to attend this in-person Author Series event and meet the author!