PLA Alumni - Narrative Medicine

When:  Dec 5, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  PLA Community Forum

Francis Blais, DO, MACOI and Diane Brogan-Habash, PhD, MS, RDN, LD are providing this special session for PLA Alumni.

We all have stories, stories about our lives, our families, our health, our profession. In medicine, stories are a conduit into patients’ lives, their values, and experiences that shape their health. Stories allow physicians to follow Hippocrates’ call for humanistic medicine by revealing “the person that the disease has.” Through the process of close reading, radical listening, and expressing our own stories, narrative medicine facilitates relationship building and a deeper understanding of physicians and patients alike. 

Diane and Fran will co-facilitate a narrative medicine experience, focusing on radical listening and close reading and writing, telling our own stories and finding relevance to our professional endeavors. 

Join us on Thursday, December 5th from 3:00 - 8:00 pm at the Columbus Medical Association.

3:00-3:45 Meditation

3:45-4:00 Break


5:30 Dinner


7:00-8:00 Discussion

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA) through the joint providership of Mount Carmel Health System and the Columbus Medical Association. The Mount Carmel Health System is accredited by the OSMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Mount Carmel Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Email your RSVP by clicking here. If you have any questions, contact PLA Co-Directors

Phil Cass, or Diane May,


Columbus Medical Association - Training Center
1390 Dublin Rd.
Columbus, OH 43215