Narrative Learning in theVirtual Landscape: A Modelfrom a Baccalaureate NursingProgramMeghan MacNamara, MFAmeghmacn@gmail.com
Course DescriptionENG 350: Telling the Stories of MedicineThis course builds narrative competencies toinform communication between healthcareprofessionals and patients while providingcreative resources for workplace challenges.Narrative arts will help to facilitate empathy inclinician/patient interaction.
Learning Outcomes• Apply critical thinking to various narrative formats.• Construct original narratives that integrate patient andclinician experience.• Develop original work that reflects an ability to listenactively to another’s experience.• Identify necessary components of narrative in thehealthcare setting.
• Examine cohesive and detailed narratives in bothscholarly and creative formats.• Plan an original work that includes severalinterdisciplinary focal points within a single narrative.• Solve technical problems and logical incongruitiesthat obscure the clarity and/or intention of anarrative work.• Utilize both scholarly research and personalexperience in writing about a medically pertinentsubject.Learning Outcomes
“…completely changedmy personalview andapproach tonursing andmade mecompletelyre-evaluatetheimportanceof nursingand theimpact I havein my job.”
“This course presented anamazing outlet forexamining andmeaningfully processingour experiences in healthcare and with patients. Itprovided an opportunity tostep back and explore ourpassion for nursing andthe human experiencewithin nursing.”
…absolute need to presentnarrative-based humanities tostudents within all disciplines ofhealth care education