What medicine can borrow from literature

For centuries storytelling has been part of society and culture. Dr. Ricardo Nuila, assistant professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, explains how storytelling can help guide doctors through the complex language of medicine and share an experience with patients, not just the science.

He says doctors have the opportunity to improve care by identifying patients as protagonists, as opposed to seeing them as a problem to be solved. He describes what doctors can learn from storytelling in a recent TEDxRICEU talk.

Want more? Read Dr. Nuila’s recent contribution to the Atlantic: Whose Job Is It to Talk to Patients About Death?

-By Audrey M. Marks


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