Why Doctors Write: Finding Humanities in Medicine

A documentary film by Ken Browne Productions followed by a conversation and discussion. We will be joined by special guests Ken Browne, Producer and Jennifer Pien, MD, Associate Director, Pegasus Physician Writers at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Why Doctors Write: Finding Humanity in Medicine is a film about the intersection of medicine and literature which guides viewers into areas of the medical world where creative writing and reflective reading are transforming doctors, medical students, and other healthcare workers. This growing movement of writing by doctors, and use of literature in hospitals and medical schools, is renewing humanism in medicine at a time when technology, managed care, and other constraints encroach upon the doctor-patient connection. 


Monday, October 5, 2020

via ZOOM


5-5:45pm                 Film and Discussion

5:45--6:15pm         Narrateur Editorial Board Informational Meeting

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During the event, we will watch and discuss clips from the film. All are welcome to watch the entire film (36 minutes) at their leisure. 

Watch Film Access valid only from September 29 - October 13, 2020.

Passcode: MD-WRITER



Monday, October 05, 2020



Hofstra University Virtual Event
Offered online
Hempstead, NY 11549-1000

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