September 13 Webinar – Climate Change, Mental Health, and Artistic Tools of Expression
Climate Change, Mental Health, and Artistic Tools of Expression
August 23 to September 13, 2023 | Virtual | 2:00 PM ET
Are you interested in learning more about the mental health impacts of climate change and how encouraging creative writing in yourself and others can be part of your role as a health care provider? Please join this 4-week Project ECHO Climate Change and Health series “Climate Change, Mental Health, and Artistic Tools of Expression” on Wednesdays, August 23 – September 13. The webinars are free.
We will be discussing the role of creative writing and the arts in bringing forward the health care provider voice in this time of climate change. The human experience is captured in our creativity, writing, and art. How can we use these mediums to reveal the evolution of climate change and its impact on health and health care? How can we use these mediums to reach people, help us and the people we serve deal with the mental health impacts, and inspire action? We are eager to see what we can create together!
As part of this series, Dr. Paul Gross will be presenting on August 23, and, on Sept 13, he will be conducting a writing workshop. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Social Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, where he teaches narrative medicine to medical students and residents. He is Editor-in-Chief of “Pulse- voices from the heart of medicine”. The August theme for their “More Voices” publication is “Heat”. He is inviting health care professionals to submit their writing for that theme this month. Click here for more details and to submit your writing: https://pulsevoices.org/category/pulse-more-voices/more-voices-2023/heat. Also, he hopes to have another themed edition in the Fall on nature/climate.
Please help spread the word about the Project ECHO webinar series and also encourage your health care provider colleagues/networks/medical students and residents to submit their writing (via the link above) to “More Voices” in August on the subject of “Heat”.