Power of the Patient Narrative

Through authentic patient narratives, both the teller and the listener find meaning which, in turn, has the power to affect change. In the case of the healthcare provider, this change can come in the form of improved patient and clinical outcomes. But how, exactly does one do this?

In The Power of the Patient Narrative: Shared Understanding, our presenters tell their own, personal illness story and then relate it to how it is important, within the context of clinical practices.

In this version of The Power of Patient Narrative: Shared Understanding actor Daniel Stolfi adapts his award winning one man show Cancer Can’t Dance Like This to vividly portray his battle with cancer at age 25. Daniel recalls the pain endured during his treatment while embracing his own saving grace – the fine art of comedy.

The Power of the Patient Narrative: Shared Understanding is a continuing education program for health professionals developed by Patient Commando Productions, a producer of authentic patient experience programming that informs and enriches our understanding of critical health care issues.

This program has been accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 1 Mainpro-M1 credits.

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