Narrative Methods Workshop and Symposium: A conversation with the widow of a double hand transplant patient

September 27, 2018 - 3:00pm to 7:15pm


Workshop- September 27th 3-5pm, 1414 Cathedral of Learning :This workshop event in this free “narrative methods” workshop will explore the utility of narrative methodologies as compared with other modes of analysis used by researchers in the humanities and health sciences.

Symposium-September 27th 5:30-7:15pm, G23 Public Health, U. Pitt, 130 De Soto Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261:The evening symposium will feature the first-ever public presentation of the illness narrative of experimental double hand transplant patient Rich Edwards, through the first-person account of his widow, Cindy. Attendees of this historic, participatory event will explore the value of narrative methods for empirical research and clinical ethics “laboratory style” through their own questions for Cindy and through open reflections on the Edwards’s case. Emily Ruppel, PhD Candidate at the Department of Communication has been active in helping get this event together. 

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Location and Address

G23 Public Health, U. Pitt

130 De Soto Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15261