Healing, Personal Values and Narratives in Healthcare Open Meeting, 29th September, 1 – 6pm, Radcliffe Humanities, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford OX2 6GG


With Samuel Shem

Organised by Andrew Papanikitas, this meeting aims to promote interdisciplinary discussion on a theme of healing, personal values and narratives in healthcare. We are particularly fortunate to involve Professor Stephen Bergman (Professor of medical humanities at New York University, who writes under the name Samuel Shem). He is an acclaimed author of several novels, plays and textbooks. His work exposes the potential moral challenges of the medical workplace and the connection between values, good relationships and healing.

The meeting will promote a discussion that includes local work involving patient narratives and the medical humanities in healthcare strategy and clinical education.

To book please visit the event page and click on the eventbrite link http://torch.ox.ac.uk/healing-personal-values-and-narratives-healthcare

Sponsored by TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities) and The Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice in Health and Social Care, St Catherine’s College, Oxford, and with academic contributions from The Nuffield Department of Primary Care and The Health Experiences Research Group (part of HEXI)

Related Events with Samuel Shem

What can Policy-Makers Learn from the Humanities?
Free Workshop and Discussion
September 29th, 10am – 12pm, Radcliffe Humanities Building, Oxford

For more information and to book your free place please go to:

Book Signing, September 29th, 7pm, Blackwell’s Bookshop

For those who want to meet Samuel Shem but are only free in the evening there will be a public book-signing and some dramatic readings at Blackwell’s Bookshop, Brad Street, Oxford.