Competition announcement "The impact of Narrative Medicine for the improvement of quality of care"

intensivoThe intensive Workshop “Science and Technology of Narrative Medicine” wants to present the most refined and current tools of this field to healthcare professionals and stakeholders, with the purpose of elaborating application strategies of Narrative Medicine in the organizational context, analyzing the evidences emerging from narratives in healthcare, and communicating them scientifically through publications.

The Workshop will take place from 7th to 11th October in Baveno (VB, Italy), close up to Milan, in the training center of ISTUD Foundation.

ISTUD Foundation offers the possibility to achieve a 100% scholarship through sending a Narrative Medicine project not later than 20th September 2015:
– Only people registered to the Workshop can participate to the competition.
– The project must be not longer than 10.000 keystrokes, in Times New Roman 12, single spacing.

The project will be evaluated with three criteria: the project’s complexity level, the awareness level, and the possible impact on clinical practice.

The panel of judges will be composed by Maria Giulia Marini, Paola Chesi, and Luigi Reale (ISTUD Foundation – Health and Well-Being Area).


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Epidemiologist and counselor – 30 years of professional life in health care. Classic humanistic background, including the study of Latin and ancient Greek, followed by scientific academic studies, chemistry and pharmacology. First years of career, in private international environment. I worked in medical research, moved to health care organization, getting academic specialization in Epidemiology. Later, in consultancy and health care education. Counselor with transactional analysis orientation. Currently, director of Innovation in Health Care Area of Fondazione ISTUD, an independent not for profit Italian Business School with an humanistic approach acknowledged by the Italian Ministry of Researech.. Active member of the board of Italian Society of Narrative Medicine, tenured professor of Narrative Medicine at Hunimed, Milan, and in 2016, referee for World Health Organization for “Narrative Method in Public Health.” Writer of the book; “Narrative medicine: Bridging the gap between Evidence Based care and Medical Humanities,” edited with Springer and of international publications on narrative medicine in scientific journals. Last book “The Languages of care in narrative medicine: words, space and sounds in the healthcare ecosystem”. Lecturer in different international contexts from Academy to Public and Private Foundations.

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