One Health Care Community One Book

A year-long celebration of reading

One Health Care Community One
Book proposes to engage members of Johns Hopkins Medicine in a year-long celebration of
reading and discussing one story.

“Fidelity,” our inaugural year 2019-2020

“Fidelity,” by Wendell Berry, award-winning author of the National Humanities Medal,  is a beautifully written story about the struggle of a family in a rural farming community to cope with medical care provided to a relative at the end of life.

Who

Sponsored by AfterWards: An Interprofessional Program in Narrative Medicine, the Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine, and the Program for the Arts, Humanities, and Health

Why

            Research shows that narrative medicine 

  • enhances empathy and reflection
  • promotes personal and professional growth
  • fosters holistic care and compassion
  • builds community across the health care professions
  • promotes self-care

What

         Throughout the year, members of the Hopkins health care community will have opportunities to engage with “Fidelity” through

  • keynote address
  • book conversations
  • book talks
  • other arts presentations

Where

Practically everywhere throughout Johns Hopkins Medicine!

For more information, contact 

onebook@jhu.edu

Lauren Small lsmall2@jhmi.edu

Jeremy Greene jgree115@jhmi.edu

How

·     Start a conversation. You are warmly invited to read and discuss “Fidelity” with a group of your friends or colleagues anytime and anywhere you like. Download a discussion guide here or contact us to arrange for a facilitator. Contact onebook@jhu.edu for more information. Refreshments provided. 

·     Hear a book talk.  RSVP’s are requested but not required. Contact onebook@jhu.edu for more information.

·     Attend a cultural event. RSVP’s are requested but not required. Contact onebook@jhu.edu for more information.

Get started

 Download “Fidelity” by clicking on image below and begin reading now!

Copies also available at the Bayview Harrison Medical Library and the Welch Medical Library.

“Fidelity” is taken from Fidelity: Five Stories, by Wendell Berry, CA: Counterpoint, 2018. Copyright © 1992 by Wendell Berry. “Fidelity” is used with the author’s permission.

You are invited

  1. to our Keynote Address: an open conversation with Mary Berry of the Berry Center  at November 12 at 5 pm in the Chevy Chase Auditorium (Zayed 2119A). RSVPs are requested but not required. Contact onebook@jhu.edu for more information
  2. to a talk by Matt Norvell of Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy, titled “Dust to Dust: Love, community, and place in Wendell Berry’s Fidelity,” on December 4 at noon, in the Eudowood Room, on the 8th floor of the Children’s Center.
  3. to a talk by Dr. Margaret Chisolm of the Department of Psychiatry, titled “Living the good life: lessons from Wendell Berry’s Fidelity,” on January 24 at 12:15 pm, in the Eudowood Room, on the 8th floor of the Children’s Center.

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