Workshop on Narrative Cardiology

20 July 2018, 9.30 AM - 20 July 2018, 5.00 PM

Centrespace (The Chocolate Factory), 6 Leonard Lane, Bristol, BS1 1EA

This workshop by Giovanni Biglino and Maria Vaccarella will explore important crossovers between principles of narrative medicine and the stories of cardiopathic patients, young people born with congenital heart disease, and patients undergoing heart transplantation. In the morning session, patients, healthcare professionals, and academics will provide an introduction to narrative practice in cardiology by discussing possible tensions between evidence-based and narrative-based medicine, as well as the ethical implications of these approaches, always with an eye to the patient’s experience. In the afternoon session, participants will have a chance to practice narrative analysis of cardiac issues in small working groups.
Dr Giovanni Biglino is Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics at the Bristol Heart Institute (University of Bristol), he has a strong interest for interdisciplinary research. Dr Maria Vaccarella is a Lecturer in Medical Humanities at the Department of English (University of Bristol), her research includes narrative medicine and the intersections between medicine and literature. 
The event is generously supported by the British Heart Foundation.
Please find a flyer for the event Narrative Cardiology pdf (PDF, 228kB).

Contact information

For further information please contact Dr Giovanni Biglino.

Narrative Cardiology

Sophie Layton, The Landscape of Heart Disease: Narratives (detail) 2016, photo Stephen King

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