Documenting Medicine

Physician Residents Will Share Documentary Projects at June 5 Event

Physician Residents Will Share Documentary Projects at June 5 Event

The Documenting Medicine program provides Duke physician residents with the tools and skills to produce documentary projects that explore patient experiences. “I think ultimately, we all went into medicine for the stories,” says internal medicine resident Mallika Dhawan. “Understanding these stories is what makes us better at our jobs. How can we treat our patients and […]


“The Healing Eye” Exhibition Features Documentary Work by Duke Doctors

"The Healing Eye" Exhibition Features Documentary Work by Duke Doctors

Doctors who participated in Duke University’s innovative Documenting Medicine program will present and discuss their work on Tuesday, September 11, at the Sanford School of Public Policy; a reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public. In 2010, with support from the Graduate Medical Education Innovation Fund, Duke pediatrician and documentary photographer Dr. […]


Documenting Medicine Speaker Series: CDS Audio Director John Biewen on “The Hospice Experiment,” December 14

Documenting Medicine Speaker Series: CDS Audio Director John Biewen on “The Hospice Experiment,” December 14

In a multimedia presentation on December 14 at Duke University Medical Center, CDS audio director John Biewen will talk about the making of his radio documentary “The Hospice Experiment” as part of Documenting Medicine, a program that pairs Duke physician residents and fellows with documentarians at the Center for Documentary Studies to produce work exploring […]


Podcast Available: “W. Eugene Smith’s Caregiving Photo-Essays,” By Sam Stephenson

Podcast Available: "W. Eugene Smith's Caregiving Photo-Essays," By Sam Stephenson

In this talk, “W. Eugene Smith’s Caregiving Photo Essays,” writer Sam Stephenson examines Smith’s career-long concern with caregiving, including his famous photographic essays such as “Nurse Midwife,” “Country Doctor,” “Albert Schweitzer: A Man of Mercy,” and “Minimata.” Sam Stephenson (born in 1966 in Chapel Hill) is a writer who grew up in Washington, North Carolina. […]


Podcast Available: “Can Photography Make You a Better Doctor?: Reflections on a Life in Photography and Medicine,” By John Moses

Podcast Available: “Can Photography Make You a Better Doctor?: Reflections on a Life in Photography and Medicine,” By John Moses

In this talk, “Can Photography Make You a Better Doctor? Reflections on a Life in Photography and Medicine,” Duke pediatrician and photographer John Moses discusses how he has used photography over the past twenty-five years to better understand the lives of his patients and hopefully to become a better doctor. Moses first came to photography […]


Documenting Medicine Series: Sam Stephenson on W. Eugene Smith’s Caregiving Photo-Essays

Documenting Medicine Series: Sam Stephenson on W. Eugene Smith's Caregiving Photo-Essays

Monday, October 10, 6-7 p.m. Alan Barrus Room 3031, Duke University Medical Center (South), Third Floor (Purple Zone), Durham, North Carolina Sam Stephenson (born in 1966 in Chapel Hill) is a writer who grew up in Washington, North Carolina. Since 1997 he has been studying the life and work of photographer W. Eugene Smith and […]


Documenting Medicine Fellow Christopher Jones: Palliative Care Documentary Video

Documenting Medicine Fellow Christopher Jones: Palliative Care Documentary Video

In this talk, Hospice/Palliative Care Medicine Fellow Christopher Jones discusses the use of documentary within medicine and presents an 8-minute piece he produced with caregivers in palliative care.  With this documentary project, Dr Jones hoped to tell the story of palliative care using interviews with nurses, social workers, chaplains and aids. “I wanted to share what […]


Podcast Available: “Radio Diaries: 15 Years of Stories,” Joe Richman in the Duke Innovation Program Series

Podcast Available: “Radio Diaries: 15 Years of Stories,” Joe Richman in the Duke Innovation Program Series

For fifteen years, Radio Diaries has been giving people tape recorders and working with them to report on their own lives and histories for NPR. With this approach, Radio Diaries has helped pioneer a new form of citizen journalism and has produced some of the most acclaimed and innovative documentaries ever heard on public radio: Teenage Diaries, Prison […]


“Radio Diaries: 15 Years of Stories,” Joe Richman in the Duke Innovation Program Series

"Radio Diaries: 15 Years of Stories," Joe Richman in the Duke Innovation Program Series

For fifteen years, Radio Diaries has been giving people tape recorders and working with them to report on their own lives and histories for NPR. With this approach, Radio Diaries has helped pioneer a new form of citizen journalism and has produced some of the most acclaimed and innovative documentaries ever heard on public radio: […]


Pediatrician and Photographer John Moses Featured in “Duke Today”

Pediatrician and Photographer John Moses Featured in "Duke Today"

Read a feature story in Duke Today about photographer and pediatrician John Moses: “Photography and the Education of a Doctor: Pediatrician John Moses Uses Photography to Learn from His Patients” John Moses is a primary care pediatrician and a documentary photographer based at Duke University. He has been using documentary photography to explore the intersection […]


Podcast Available: “Diagnosis: A Photographer’s Guide,” A Talk by Alex Harris

Podcast Available: “Diagnosis: A Photographer’s Guide,” A Talk by Alex Harris

In this talk photographer Alex Harris shows his photographs taken at the Samaritan House Clinic in San Mateo California and discusses how his work as a documentary photographer in the field resonates with the work of physicians in the clinic. Pediatrician/photographer and former student, John Moses, introduces Harris. Alex Harris is a founder of the […]


“Diagnosis: A Photographer’s Guide,” A Talk by Alex Harris

“Diagnosis: A Photographer’s Guide,” A Talk by Alex Harris

This talk is the second in a series of six presentations by documentarians who have produced work that effectively renders a medical experience from the patient’s or their family’s point of view. The series is part of the Duke Innovation Program, a collaboration between the Duke Graduate Medical Education Program and the Center for Documentary […]


“Enhancing My Medical Education Through Photography,” A Talk By Pediatrician/Photographer John Moses

"Enhancing My Medical Education Through Photography," A Talk By Pediatrician/Photographer John Moses

John Moses is a primary care pediatrician and a documentary photographer based at Duke University. He has been using documentary photography to explore the intersection of social and medical issues for the last fifteen years. In this talk, Dr. Moses shared his photographs of adolescent parents in North Carolina (published in the book The Youngest […]