At this special JADPRO Live evening event, share that story in an informal setting with other advanced practitioners. We want to hear you tell us about a real experience from your life that contributed to why you are the advanced practitioner you are today.
Tell us your story of how you got started in oncology. Describe a defining moment in your career. Or, share your story about a mistake, a success, or a surprising turn of events you experienced at your practice. Most importantly, we want to hear your side of the story and celebrate the differences, commonalities, and inherently emotional element of caring for patients with cancer. Don't be afraid to be honest about your grief, close calls, and/or triumphs.
You may think you have little to share with other advanced practitioners. Although it may be true that advanced practitioners experience many of the same situations, what makes your story unique is how you tell it. The star of the show is not what happened, but your own personal perspective.
Here, we summarize some tips for planning your story.
|Do be truthful about funny, embarassing, or tragic events in your story||Don't make up any part of your story
(Although in the interest of confidentiality, it is recommended that you change patient and colleague names)
|Do keep your tone conversational and casual||Don't speak as if you’re giving a lecture|
|Do include specifics||Don't be vague|
|Do tell us your unique, inner monologue. What happened doesn't matter as much as what you were feeling at that time.||Don't simply recount a timeline of events|
|Do be vulnerable and show emotion while telling your story||Don't tell a story about something you don't feel strongly about|
|Do make a connection with the audience||Don't act as if the audience isn't there|
Here are some prompts to get you started on thinking what you'd like to propose for the storytelling session
Storytellers will be selected and notified by mid-October.