The Healer’s Art

16 Jan, 2010

You can hear a clip from this episode on our BEST OF SEASON ONE file, available as a free podcast download on iTunes.

This week, we had an inspiring and heartwarming discussion with internationally renowned physician Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, the author of the New York Times bestseller Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal. Dr. Remen joined us via telephone and spoke for almost an hour on the role of the physician as a healer, and she discussed the great power of humanity that lies at the heart of medicine. Dr. Remen is the founder of the Healer’s Art course program that is used by medical schools all over the world, and as we heard on Sunday, she is a master storyteller.

In the second half of the show, we opened things up for a roundtable discussion. With Dr. Remen still on the line, we were also joined by two additional guests in the studio. First, we spoke to Dr. Evangeline Andarsio, who is an OB/GYN in Dayton, Ohio and a Clinical Professor at the Boonshoft School of Medicine (BSOM). She is also the co-director of BSOM’s Healer’s Art Program. Finally, we were joined by Dr. Dean Parmelee, a Child Psychiatrist and Dean of Academic Affairs at BSOM, who has helped implement the Healer’s Art program at BSOM in addition to other innovative educational opportunities.

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