CANCELED Chronic Health Conditions Storytelling Group

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Event Contact

Robledo, Cuquis

***Due to the COVID-19 virus and since most of our participants have a chronic illness, we want to ensure their safety, and since discussion is a huge part of the workshop, we have decided to cancel this workshop for the remainder of the semester. If you'd like to get weekly readings about chronic health condition stories, please email, to be added to the listserv. For updates on COVID-19 at Duke, go to***

The Duke Health Humanities Lab seeks participants for its third annual offering of the Chronic Health Conditions Storytelling (CHCS) group. Facilitated by Duke medical students Sam Hofacker, Megha Gupta, and Sarah Hodges, advised by faculty member Deborah Jenson, and assisted by Health Humanities Lab Manager and former Duke Disability Alliance president Cuquis Robledo, the group uses short excerpts of fiction, poetry, autobiography, podcasts, video, and images as prompts for conversation and sharing about chronic health conditions. Students managing health conditions ranging from depression and anxiety to IBS and chronic pain to lupus and diabetes are warmly welcomed for supportive and creative dialogue on their journey to optimization both of their health and their education. Students dealing with the health problems of loved ones are also invited to participate. Supper by Guasaca is provided.

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The silouette of a head and body with words representing narrative medicine and storytelling filling up the body.
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
cgr11 for Health Humanities Lab (HHL)
Event Co-Sponsors
Duke Integrative Medicine, English, Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI), Romance Studies, School of Medicine (SOM), Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine