Storytelling is a powerful way to convey uncommon knowledge and insight in a manner that appreciates common experiences. Explore how storytelling is being used from a public health perspective.
The course will highlight the current intersectionality of storytelling and public health, and the use of storytelling in challenging Western perspectives on health and healing. As a practice, it is being applied to address mental and emotional health outcomes, and within research it encourages better understanding and appreciation of scientific findings by exhibiting a genuine, equitable methodology for capturing information from communities, particularly historically divested communities. Additionally, this course will introduce the basic components of storytelling and examines the science within the narrative arts, exploring how storytelling is a powerful modality for conveying uncommon knowledge and insight in a manner that appreciates common experiences.