MH Conversations and Connections Series – Lunchtime Seminar
Title: “Physician Well-Being and Creative Writing”
Date: 28 June, 2023 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:30 – 2:00 pm
Venue: Rm 609, 6/F, William M W Mong Block, 21 Sassoon Road
Mode: In-person and Online via Zoom
* Refreshments will be provided for registrants who will join in-person!
A growing body of literature demonstrates that the stress of medical practice leads to clinician burnout, loss of physician empathy, decreased patient satisfaction, and increased medical errors and malpractice. Several studies have shown that reflective practices can improve empathy, enhance communication, and improve physician well-being. In this talk, we will explore ways to engage with the arts through the medium of writing to reduce burnout and foster creativity. This presentation will include reflective and creative exercises.
Dr Jennifer H. Pien
Clinical Associate Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine
Jennifer H. Pien is a Clinical Associate Professor and Medicine & the Muse faculty in medical humanities through the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University. In addition to her clinical work in physician well-being, she is the Director of The Pegasus Physician Writers and Editor in Chief of The Pegasus Review. Her interests include working with adults with developmental disabilities and the intersection of creative writing and medical humanities. Her forthcoming debut novel is represented by Lisa Grubka, United Talent Agency, and her nonfiction work is represented by Amy Collins, Talcott Notch Literary.
Dr Tayyeba K. Ali
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine
Tayyeba K. Ali, M.D., is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in complex corneal disease and uveitis. An adjunct associate professor at Stanford University, Dr. Ali has received many academic and teaching awards including the Bascom Palmer Fellow of the Year Award and the Jones Eye Dean’s Faculty Award. She has delivered dozens of lectures at the national and international level and has published numerous meeting abstracts and peer-reviewed journal articles. Dr. Ali earned her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine and completed her undergraduate training in English literature and creative writing from Agnes Scott College.
Dr Gordon Wong
Psychiatrist, Private Practice, Menlo Park, California, USA
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