Angilee Shah’s Career GPS blog for ReportingonHealth.org interviewed Senior Fellow James Stubenrauch, who co-taught the first narrative writing course to students in the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing along with CHMP Senior Fellow and Poet-in-Residence Joy Jacobson. Her post, Why Health Care Professionals Should Write, addresses the reasons and benefits of writing for health professionals. Jim’s quote “”It’s part of a self-care strategy as well as making a better provider out of whoever does this kind of work,” he told Career GPS. “What I’m trying to do in this course is give people permission to get their own voices in the room and down on paper.” Archived posts on Narrative Writing can be found here.
Reporting on Health is a project of USC Annenberg’s California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships.