The Doctors Are In: Storytelling and Medicine

The Doctors Are In: Storytelling and Medicine

The "Doctors Are In" series brings together a humanities scholar and a health care provider to engage in conversation on mutual interests, different professional practices and frames for similar concerns. The third event in this series featured the prolific Dr. Raymond Barfield, a pediatric oncologist who teaches at the Duke University School of Medicine and Dr. Jeff Polish, executive director of the storytelling space, The Monti, here in Durham. The two discussed the need to bring storytelling into hospital settings as a way to heal the practice of medicine.