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DOTMD PRESENTS

 

 
 

BEDSIDE STORIES - 

TALES FROM THE HEART OF MEDICINE

Featuring a Musical Performance by Peter Broderick

 

FRIDAY DECEMBER 1ST 8PM

An Taibhdhearc theatre, galway

 

(Approved for 2.5 External CPD points (ICGP) and 0.5 GMS Study leave)

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What's the Story?

 

  

'Bedside Stories' is a medical story telling event for doctors and health care professionals. It is produced in association with the dotMD conference

Why Stories?

 

Stories are therapeutic

Doctors tell stories to one another whenever they gather. Telling stories helps them make sense of their own working lives, and by sharing those stories with others, helps them make sense of theirs.

 

Stories act as antidotes

Whereas the emphasis on evidence based practice, outcomes, and technology has resulted in significant improvements in medicine, there is a sense among many, that as a result, the narrative richness of medicine is being lost. We believe strongly that stories may help provide the narrative glue that helps make sense of the medicines’ complexities and uncertainties. We also believe that an emphasis on stories may help maintain a sense of humanity and on what is important in healthcare. 

 

Story telling helps foster a sense of community

The increasing sub-specialisation of medicine has also resulted in fragmentation of the medical workforce, and contributed to the increasing sense of isolation that many practitioners feel. We hope that the bringing together of a group of health care professionals from across of a number of disciplines will develop a strong community based around story telling and help reduce some of that sense of isolation.

Our aims.

 

  1. To organise a series of events that entertain and educate our audience
  2. To develop the art of story telling (and story listening) among health care professionals 
  3. To use the sharing of stories to help reduce feelings of isolation and burnout among healthcare professionals 
  4. To build a community of story tellers and listeners.

 

 

 

Speakers

Dr. Muiris Houston Adjunct Prof Med. Humanities and Medical Journalist

Dr. Muiris Houston

Adjunct Prof Med. Humanities and Medical Journalist

Dr. Aideen Henry Sports Physician and Writer, Galway

Dr. Aideen Henry

Sports Physician and Writer, Galway

Dr. Brian Jordan General Practitioner, Midleton.

Dr. Brian Jordan

General Practitioner, Midleton.

Dr. Pat Harold General Practitioner and Medical Writer, Nenagh  

Dr. Pat Harold

General Practitioner and Medical Writer, Nenagh

 

 
Dr. Steve Martin Public health, WHO, Geneva  

Dr. Steve Martin

Public health, WHO, Geneva

 

Dr. Ronan Kavanagh Rheumatologist, Galway

Dr. Ronan Kavanagh

Rheumatologist, Galway

Dr. Siobhán Grimes Anaesthetist, Limerick

Dr. Siobhán Grimes

Anaesthetist, Limerick

Dr. Paul Reynolds Psychiatrist, Limerick  

Dr. Paul Reynolds

Psychiatrist, Limerick

 

Dr. Siobhan Corcoran Obstetrician Gynaecologist, Dublin

Dr. Siobhan Corcoran

Obstetrician Gynaecologist, Dublin


organising team

Dr. Alan Coss

Dr. Alan Coss

Dr. Muiris Houston  

Dr. Muiris Houston

 

 
Dr. Ronan Kavanagh  

Dr. Ronan Kavanagh

 

Dr. Paul Reynolds  

Dr. Paul Reynolds

 

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Please note that Bedside Stories is a medical education event and that registration will be limited to health care professionals. You will be notified by email once tickets go on sale.

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