VERMILLION, S.D. – Jill Tyler, Ph.D., a University of South Dakota communication studies professor, will host a Humanities Research Forum entitled “Narrative Medicine: Honoring the Stories of Illness,” Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 3:30 - 5 p.m. in the Muenster University Center Ballroom.
Tyler will discuss how powerful narratives told by patients reveal how illness comes to one's body, one's loved ones and one's self. She will describe how healing is accomplished through the unity of stories between the patient and the caregiver.
The Humanities Research Forum is sponsored by the USD College of Arts & Sciences. The event is free and open to the public.