Palliative Care Writer's Workshop

Project: Research project

Project Details


We propose to hold a two-day intensive writer’s workshop for 12
palliative care fellows, faculty and other interdisciplinary team members (social workers, nurses,
chaplains) in the Palliative Care section at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of
Medicine. Participants will learn basic principles of good writing, work on writing exercises,
write stories and essays, and give each other feedback. The sessions will be led by Drs. Anna
Riesman and Lisa Sanders, who hold a similar annual workshop at Yale for resident physicians
( [1]. Participants will continue to revise their essays
and stories with ongoing mentorship upon the completion of the workshop. We anticipate that the
workshop will enhance practitioners’ powers of observation, improve teamwork, increase
empathy and help the participants to reflect on their experience practicing palliative care through
learning the craft of writing.
Effective start/end date3/1/168/31/16


  • Arnold P. Gold Foundation (FI-06-001)


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