Your Life, Your Story
A Special Opportunity at The CRCNJ
Elina Puri, a student at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, is conducting a special volunteer project called Your Life, Your Story. Through this program, people aged 50 years or older will have the unique opportunity to be interviewed by a high school student regarding their personal history and life events. The information shared during the interview will be composed into a short story. Participants will be given a copy of the story and an option to share it with their healthcare provider, who may utilize the information to help guide treatment decisions and understand the patient more personally.
The intergenerational component of this program is valuable to both the interviewer/writer and to the adult sharing their story. This interaction is enjoyable, meaningful, and mutually beneficial.
To participate in this pilot project, please call The CRCNJ at 973-850-4622 or fill out the form below, to set up your interview.
From the time I had taken my first breaths in Gardner Massachusetts, I was born an introvert, comfortable in my own skin and always to myself. I spent most of my time playing baseball pickup games with the boys in my small town, back when I could play all day and carried no worries... Read More
Patient Stories Transform the Traditional Care Paradigm
Research shows that when doctors learn more about a patient’s life, they are in a better position to identify with, and understand, the patient. Knowing more about a patient’s life story is helpful in determining appropriate treatment options and in understanding the priorities and values of those they are treating. The option to receive this information in a short, written form provides doctors and patients the unique opportunity to have such personal details become part of the medical record and usable in guiding medical decision making.