Lived Experience: Using Digital Oral Histories to Teach Compassionate Care

Antoinette Moore, M.D.
Resident, Hawaii Island Family Medicine Residency Program, Hilo Medical Center

Spencer D. C. Keralis, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Digital Frontiers

October 4, 2018, 5:30pm-6:30pm, KU Burge Union

This poster describes the Lived Experience project, which captures the oral histories of stigmatized patient populations, with the goal of teaching medical students and residents compassionate care for underserved communities. The first story in the series, focuses on the patient narrative of Leslie McMurray, a transgender woman living in Coppell, Texas. Compassionate and comprehensive care for transgender patients is not a topic highlighted in undergraduate or graduate medical education. By presenting patient narratives in short documentary films with accompanying curriculum provides physician-learners with context and foundational skills for caring for this vulnerable population. This project aims to offer free, open access, web-based content, filling perceived gaps in medical education regarding the building of empathy for stigmatized populations.