EP 84: Designing Healthcare through Stories | Jay Baruch

Does creativity help physicians care for their patients? Can making space for stories improve healthcare? How does imagination come into play in the practice of Medicine? Jay Baruch is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at Alpert Medical School of Brown University, where he directs the Medical Humanities and Bioethics Scholarly Concentration. He's a practicing ER doc, writer and educator. His upcoming book of non-fiction, narrative essays is: Tornado of Life: A Doctor's Journey through Constraints and Creativity in the ER (MIT Press, fall 2022) He is also the author of two award-winning short fiction collections, "What's Left Out" and and "Fourteen Stories: Doctors, Patients, and Other Strangers" (Kent State University Press, 2007). His academic work emerged as a response to the realization that medical training didn't prepare him for the complexity, uncertainty, and ambiguity that pervades patient care. His teaching involves interdisciplinary collaborations and pushing boundaries with people who hold different expertise and ways of looking at the world. His innovative collaborators have included brilliant museum educators, designers, and artists. Past honors include Director-at-Large, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, the medical humanities section chair for the American College of Emergency Physicians, and faculty fellow at the Cogut Institute for the Humanities at Brown University. He received the inaugural Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Gold Humanism Award and the Brown Emergency Medicine, Innovations in Education Award. His current work focuses on arts and health and designing authentic spaces for fostering difficult conversations. Episode Mentions: Jay Baruch, MD. Doctoring and writing, creatively Book: Tornado of Life. A Doctor's Journey through Constraints and Creativity in the ER Follow Jay: Twitter | LinkedIn Episode Website: https://mailchi.mp/designlabpod/jaybaruch More episode sources & links Sign-up for Design Lab Podcast’s Newsletter Newsletter Archive Follow @DesignLabPod on Twitter Instagram and LinkedIn Follow @BonKu on Twitter & Instagram Check out the Health Design Lab Production by Robert Pugliese Cover Design by Eden Lew Theme song by Emmanuel Houston

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