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[https://www.bond.org.uk/resources/narrative-project-user-guide] - - public:weinreich
health_communication, international, storytelling - 3 | id:76557 -

Earlier this year, a group of organisations who work together on global equity issues asked a question: can the public conversation about global development be changed to foster a more positive understanding of the issues? To find a new approach, these organisations created The Narrative Project: a research and communications effort focused on changing the development narrative in the United Kingdom, United States, France and Germany. The user guide is designed to be an informative tool for communicators and advocates who want to apply The Narrative Project approach to their own messages and content.

[http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/01/26/reducing-preventable-harm-in-hospitals/?smid=tw-share] - - public:weinreich
behavior_change, design, health_communication - 3 | id:76594 -

"So the big question is: How can health systems be made safer when success means changing the attitudes and habits of health care professionals at a time when many are overwhelmed and deeply frustrated by all of the demands being made on them? What does it take to get them to embrace, with urgency, new ways of working?"

[http://www.narrativemedicine.org/index.html] - - public:weinreich
health_communication, storytelling - 2 | id:76601 -

"THE LEADER IN NARRATIVE BEST PRACTICES AND TEAM-BASED HEALTHCARE PROGRAMS Narrative Medicine fortifies clinical practice with the narrative competence to recognize, absorb, metabolize, interpret, and be moved by the stories of illness. Through narrative training, the Program in Narrative Medicine helps physicians, nurses, social workers, mental health professionals, chaplains, social workers, academics, and all those interested in the intersection between narrative and medicine improve the effectiveness of care by developing these skills with patients and colleagues. Our research and outreach missions are conceptualizing, evaluating, and spear-heading these ideas and practices nationally and internationally."

[http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe1503200#article] - - public:weinreich
behavior_change, design, health_communication, tobacco - 4 | id:76807 -

Halpern et al. ended up demonstrating the importance of loss aversion in two different ways. The more obvious is that smokers are far more likely to quit if they stand to lose money if they fail. The more subtle is that the very prospect of incurring losses makes people far less willing to enter a smoking-cessation program. Despite the greater comparative effectiveness of the deposit program, the reward program is likely to be more successful, because far more people will sign up for it.

[http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/comt.12066/full] - - public:weinreich
health_communication, social_change - 2 | id:76808 -

Our analysis suggests that TED talks succeed in disseminating ideas and sparking public interest. At the same time, they reflect institutionalized, corporatized modes of mass communication rooted in elitist discourses and practices. Contrary to popular perceptions, we therefore conclude that while TED talks are an effective vehicle for information dissemination, they are an unlikely catalyst for social change.

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