“Everyone Has a Story” – Town Hall with Dr. Brian Goldman

Moderator: Dr. Brian Goldman | Panelists: Dr. Clare Gibson, Dr. Richard Oster, Dr. Michael Marshall, Ms. Sue Robins

This town hall panel presentation explored how storytelling can help us understand our own biases and the perspectives of others as a way forward for improving relationships among clinicians, patients, and researchers, and for improving outcomes and influencing system change. The presenters considered how the stories of individuals and communities may not be authentically reflected in the stories that research tells, and how to address this.

*Recording form the AbSPORU Virtual Institute 2020

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