Importance of Narrative: Open Notes, Patient Stories, Human Connection
February 21, 2017 — 10:00AM EST - 11:00AM EST
Orange County Convention Center
This session will highlight the importance of preserving narrative and patient stories within the clinical encounter using a combination of stories, examples, and research to showcase how story amplifies the connection between patients and clinicians and improves care . We ’ll also examine the way that open notes impacts patients’ perspective on their illness and their likelihood to take action around their health.
Discuss how to assess how patient stories are valued within their organization’s practice of medicine
Describe how to incorporate narrative into policy and practice as a way of developing stronger healing relationships between patients and physicians
Assess how Open Notes can be used to empower patients in relation to their own health and wellbeing