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Date: Mar 21, 2013

Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine Students & Faculty Celebrate Second Publication of School's Literary Journal

Narrateur: Reflections on Caring shares art, photography and narrative writings

The second issue of the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine’s literary journal Narrateur: Reflections on Caring, will be released on April 10 at 5 p.m. at an event that will include selected readings by many of the faculty and student authors. The creation of the medical journal stands as a symbol of the School of Medicine’s commitment to self expression, reflection, compassion and respect for the patient-physician relationship.

“Everyday physicians and physicians in training grapple with the care of patients, decisions that must be made, their reactions to those decisions, and the outcomes,” said Dean Lawrence Smith. “Hopefully Narrateur will give a voice to the challenges of patient care and also serve as a method of self-reflection.”

Narrateur publishes works -- fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography or illustration -- by students, faculty and employees of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine and Hofstra University.

Narrative reflection is a part of the curriculum at the School of Medicine alongside the basic and clinical sciences. It serves the explicit goal of achieving insight, personal growth and, ultimately, more humanistic and compassionate medical practice.

"Learning how to listen and write about the relationships created in tending to the sick is a critical way to share knowledge and insight. This art and literary journal proves this value over and over again," said Narrateur Editor Jamie Talan.

Narrateur is published by the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine and the North Shore-LIJ Health System. Talan, an award-winning science writer and assistant professor of science education at the School of Medicine, is editor-in-chief of the literary journal.

Visit http://www.narrateur.org/