Trent Humanities in Medicine Special Event

Journeys End, Journeys Begin: A Story of Accompaniment in Complex Grief

a conversation between
Alison Hartman & Shapir Rosenberg, MDAlison Hartman and Shapir Rosenberg headshots, both smiling

Thursday, April 27, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Great Hall, Trent Semans Center

Reception to Follow - Free and Open to the Public

This special event will feature a conversation between a mother who lost a child to a drug overdose and the doctor who accompanied her through her grief. It is the story of a journey of growth amidst tragedy and an uncommon relationship that forged a way to meaning and creativity. A conversation with the audience will follow.

Alison Hartman lives in Baltimore and has maintained a private acupuncture practice for 35 years in Westminster, Maryland. She previously taught sculpture at the Rhode Island School of Design. Since the death of her son from an unintentional heroin overdose, she has written and published on grief and loss.

Dr. Shapir Rosenberg completed a residency in psychiatry at the University of Maryland and a fellowship in palliative medicine at the University of South Florida. He is a palliative medicine physician in New York with a passion for teaching and the medical humanities.

This public event is being held in conjunction with the half-day workshop on Friday, April 28, Narrative Medicine: Purpose, Practice & Pedagogy. Duke clinicians and educators interested in the workshop can find more information here.

See a recording of the event (Duke NetID and password required for access)