This research talk by Jill Yamasaki, Ph.D., associate professor of communication at the University of Houston, is sponsored by the Department of Communication.
The talk will be held at 3:45 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, in Xavier Hall 332.
Drawing from the fields of health communication and narrative gerontology, Yamasaki’s research examines how narrative ways of knowing shape understandings of old age and enlarge humanizing practices in relationship-driven communities and residential care settings. She’ll share examples from her recent book, Storied Health and Illness, and from her participatory projects with older adults to illustrate the work of stories through dialogic narrative care in supportive narrative environments. Narrative realities that encourage individuals to imaginatively attend to the lived experiences of others open possibilities for innovative, empathic acts of creative engagement, biographical continuity and relational care.
Light refreshments will be served.