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Finding the Stories in Medicine

I’m a big believer in the power of stories to connect to others and to share important information metaphorically.  In the past few years, we have seen an increase in the use of stories in corporate environments to tell the story of the company, the products, and the customers.

I think most staff want to hear a story rather than seeing a very well crafted pie chart.  It’s the stories that move us to action and leaders could benefit from trading in PowerPoint for Peter Pan.

I’m an alumnus of the University of Virginia and I ran across an article on the UVA website featuring medical student, Joe B. Sills, who took time off from medical school to get his Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.  He believes that being able to tell a story will help him not only connect with this patients but to understand their stories better.  It’s a great article on doing things well and having fun along the way.

You can read the article here:  Writing Will Help Me Be a Better Doctor


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