Finding Our Voices: Humanities In Medicine

HUB for Clinical Collaboration, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104  

Sep 21, 2024 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (ET)

Healthcare professionals face stress and challenges in their daily work and often lack the space and time to voice their experiences, connect with colleagues and self to find meaning in their work. This activity aims to provide an opportunity to all those who deliver healthcare to learn and practice narrative skills through writing, reflection, art observation and improvisation. It will help participants build empathy, self-awareness and connection with colleagues thereby affecting delivery of humanistic healthcare. Keynote address will focus on the challenges of uncertainty in healthcare. Break- out sessions will focus on participation with writing, advocacy, visual thinking strategies through art and observation, medical improv and program development in the humanities and podcasts as communication tools for sharing knowledge and stories.


  1. Use narrative skills to voice personal and professional experiences in healthcare
  2. Develop communication skills through visual thinking strategies and improvisation
  3. Utilize creativity to develop empathy and self-awareness to improve the performance of a multidisciplinary team in providing humanistic healthcare


Trainees and Students...........$25


    AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (5.75 hours), Continuing Nursing Education (5.75 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (includes PA, RT, RDMS) (5.75 hours)

    Related specialties: Other

    Additional Information

    Interested in reading a poem?
    A non-competitive Poetry Slam will be held at the end of the conference. We invite submissions of up to three poems or prose-poems related to your work or experience in healthcare. You will have 5minutes to read your poem and talk about your writing practice.  Poems should respect patient privacy and confidentiality. 

    Please use the below link to submit your poetry.


    Submission Deadline: September 1, 2024 

    Notification of Acceptance: September 10, 2024