THE PEN AND THE STETHOSCOPE
Physician, teacher and best-selling author Abraham Verghese ("Cutting for Stone," "My Own Country," "The Tennis Partner") will speak on empathy and healing in medicine.
Friday, October 25, 20133:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Korn Convocation Hall
Anderson School of Management
UCLA CENTER FOR INDIA AND SOUTH ASIA
UCLA DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
UCLA DAVID GEFFEN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
UCLA DIVISION OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
THE MELLON POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM:
CULTURES IN TRANSNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE
FRIENDS OF ENGLISH
There are few who combine a career as physician, teacher and author as well as Abraham Verghese. His work as a physician informs his writing and the reflection that comes through his writing helps him see his patients as human beings who are suffering, fearful and in need of comfort and reassurance. His emphasis on empathy and healing is the focus of his talks, nationally and internationally, as he stresses the importance of the patient-physician relationship in an era of advances in medical technology that tend to depersonalize medical care.
Abraham Verghese’s novel, Cutting for Stone, was on the New York Times fiction bestseller list for well over two years. His earlier two memoirs, My Own Country and The Tennis Partner were also critically acclaimed.
Free and Open to the Public!
Doors will be open at 2:00pm!
For handicap parking, please go to Lot 4 to pay for parking ($4) and get a special permit to park at Lot 5, level 4.
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