WHY DOCTORS WRITE: FINDING HUMANITY IN MEDICINE
(32 min) US
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FRIDAY OCTOBER 23 (SESSION 21)

Director/Producer: Ken Browne

Description:

Why Doctors Write looks at a growing national movement in medicine to use writing as a way to provide support for clinicians and improve communication and care for patients. This half-hour documentary goes in search of the clinicians that are passionately leading this work in New York, Boston, and Palo Alto.

Biography:

Ken Browne
broke into television production in the 1980’s as a film editor with Major League Baseball and went on to produce the weekly NY Yankees Magazine show from 1985 to 1999. Ken Browne Productions began in 1990 to meet the demand for training and marketing videos for educational clients including the New York City Department of Education, Pace University, and the Fashion Institute of Technology-SUNY. A belief in the power of the arts has inspired Ken to develop documentary film projects for public television. Four Hands One Heart (2000) tells the story of the Scheiers, America’s first couple of studio pottery, Mondays at Skimmilk: 30 Years of Writers at Work (2008) chronicles the bonds of friendship in a writer’s workshop, and Look! I’m in College! (2009), the story of students with autism going to college, earned the Paul Robeson Award for Best Short Documentary at the 2010 Newark Black Film Festival. Learning of the growth of health humanities and writing by doctors has led to Ken’s new film Why Doctors Write: Finding Humanity in Medicine. With generous support from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, and the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, he is honored to premier the film at the 2020 Medicine & the Muse Virtual Symposium. The premier is dedicated to all the healthcare workers at the frontlines of treating the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact information:


w: https://www.kbprods.com/portfolio/why-doctors-write/
e: ken@kbprods.com


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