Online Program

Power of bearing witness: The use of the personal narrative in print and film

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Alice Rothchild, MD, FACOG, Retired, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Brookline, MA

Learning Areas:

Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related public policy
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Describe the clinical skills involved in patient care and to apply them in the broader social and cultural context of political and military conflict Explain the use of personal narrative as developed in literature and film to humanize the “other,” to validate the individual experience as a metaphor for the larger controversies, and to begin the process of healing

Keyword(s): Advocacy, War

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have co-organized health and human rights delegations to Israel/Palestine annually since 2003, have done extensive interviews in the region and in the US, have written numerous articles, blogs, and op eds on the topic, and a book focusing on personal narratives, "Broken Promises, Broken Dreams: Stories of Jewish and Palestinian Trauma and Resilience," and I am releasing a documentary film of family stories, "Voices Across the Divide."
Any relevant financial relationships? Yes

Name of Organization Clinical/Research Area Type of relationship
Broken Promises, Broken Dreams (all royalties to American Jews for a Just Peace Boston) Health and Human Rights Author, Broken Promises, Broken Dreams, second edition 2010, (all royalties to American Jews for a Just Peace Boston)
Voices Across the Divide: release in October 2013 Health and Human Rights Director and co-producer, Voices Across the Divide, release October 2013

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.