Physician storytelling: Why it matters

November 16, 2022

Creator and host of "The Nocturnists" podcast, Emily Silverman, M.D., joined the California Medical Association (CMA) House of Delegates last month to explain why storytelling is an important skill for physicians. Check out this video highlight to hear more about how, through storytelling, physicians can better understand themselves and use that knowledge to be a stronger advocate for patients and the profession of medicine.

The Nocturnists will be hosting a virtual storytelling workshop, designed exclusively for CMA physicians, to explore political, legal and corporate intrusion in the exam room, and its impact on the clinician-patient relationship. The workshop—Crashing the Clinical Encounter—will take place virtually on December 6, 2022, at 5 p.m.

Register today for the Nocturnists workshop and learn more about how we can amplify the tapestry of physician voices through oral storytelling.

About the Nocturnists

The Nocturnists collect and share stories about health care workers' experiences to compel, provoke and demystify the practice of medicine. The Nocturnists has also produced two special audio documentary storytelling series: Stories from a Pandemic, which has been acquired as a historical record by the U.S. Library of Congress, and Black Voices in Healthcare, which was honored by the Webby Awards. We just released our third series, Shame in Medicine: The Lost Forest, in partnership with the Shame and Medicine project at the University of Exeter, which is slated for release in the fall of 2022.


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