Outer Shell StoryBank
As we work on making a big positive difference in the lives of Sub-Saharan Africans living with Skin conditions and Visible Differences, one of our main goals is to understand, address and share the social need and systemic problem from the point of view of the patients and the affected.
“Storytelling is human,” Dr. Houston said. “We learn through stories, and we use them to make sense of our lives. It’s a natural extension to think that we could use stories to improve our health.” In health care, storytelling may have its greatest impact on patients who distrust the medical system or who have difficulty understanding or acting on health information because they may find personal narratives easier to digest.