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Dr. Allan Peterkin

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Mount Sinai Hospital
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Toronto, Ontario
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Dr. Allan Peterkin

SENIOR CLINICIAN SCIENTIST

Dr. Allan Peterkin is a Professor, Psychiatry, University of Toronto.

The major themes of Dr. Peterkin’s research are linked to therapeutic writing and to the role of narrative competence and reflective capacity in healthcare for both clinicians/learners/providers and patients.

His teaching philosophy emphasizes the role of the arts, social sciences and humanities in nurturing reflective capacity, narrative competence, critical thinking, visual literacy, inter-professional collaboration and wellness/self-care in students across all clinical fields.

His own writing has explored themes of physician wellness, cultural history, the patient voice and human sexuality. He is the author of sixteen books for adults and children, including textbooks on physician wellbeing and on the medical care of sexual minorities, and he has published short fiction, poetry, book reviews and essays, which explore cultural, medical and psychological themes.

Dr. Peterkin is a founding editor of Ars Medica: A Journal of Medicine, the Arts, and Humanities. He has published poetry, fiction and critical essays on narrative medicine and the use of the humanities in medical education in Canadian and international journals.
 

 

 

 

At a Glance

  • Professor, Psychiatry, University of Toronto
  • Major research themes linked to therapeutic writing and role of narrative competence and reflective capacity in healthcare for both clinicians/learners/providers and patients
  • Author of sixteen books for adults and children and has published short fiction, poetry, book reviews and essays exploring cultural, medical and psychological themes

 

Major Research Activities

The major themes of Dr. Peterkin’s research are linked to therapeutic writing and to the role of narrative competence and reflective capacity in healthcare for both clinicians/learners/providers and patients.

 

 

 

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