Use of storytelling and humor to promote healing focus of Jan. 15 talk

Storytelling has been used for generations to preserve cultural traditions and values. More recently, patient stories have been discovered to have therapeutic value for both the teller and his or her audience. With this in mind, the Department of Humanities at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center will present Nan Resnick, of social services, who will demonstrate the ways in which humor and storytelling can be used to promote healing. Resnick will speak at noon on Jan. 15 in the Junker Auditorium.

The talk is part of the First Fridays series, which is sponsored by the Department of Humanities and The Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine.

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Last Updated January 14, 2010