Meet Samuel Shem, controversial author of ‘The House of God,’ the harrowing and darkly humorous novel about doctors in training, as well many other novels, texts and plays on his first UK speaking tour.

This meeting aims to promote interdisciplinary discussion on a theme of healing, personal values and narratives in healthcare. We are particularly fortunate to involve Professor Stephen Bergman (Professor of medical humanities at New York University, who writes under the name Samuel Shem). He is an acclaimed author of several novels, plays and textbooks. His work exposes the potential moral challenges of the medical workplace and the connection between values, good relationships and healing. The meeting will promote a discussion that includes local work involving patient narratives and the medical humanities in healthcare strategy and clinical education.

Kindly supported by the Collaborating Centre for Values Based Practice and The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities

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