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Narrative Medicine uses stories to bridge the gap between patients and providers, teaching that how care is delivered (the process) is just as important as what care is delivered (the content). The Narrative Medicine Initiative (NMI) at Western University began in Sept 2011 and has successfully incorporated Narrative Medicine into the undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing medical education departments. Please browse our website for details of our activity and upcoming events.

2014 AMS Phoenix Fellows

NMI Western extends a warm welcome to the new Phoenix Fellows in London (ON), Lisa Hawthornwaite and Dr. Lloy Wylie. These two fellows have been awarded this fellowship in recognition of their leadership in advancing compassionate health care. Lisa Hawthornwaite’s work at London Health Sciences Centre looks at fostering a culture of patient-centred care in the development of a curriculum of patient experience for local and provincial dissemination. Dr. Lloy Wylie’s work at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry looks to engage change and coordinate strategies for improving health services for Aboriginal peoples.

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On March 17, 2014 Shannon Arntfield shared about the work she is doing with NMI Western and her experience as an AMS Phoenix Fellow. The transcript is now available online!