In this March 2013 seminar, visiting scholar Cheryl Mattingly talked about the stories she uncovered while researching how people get access to clinical care.
Mattingly is a Professor of Anthropology and Occupational Science and Therapy, the University of Southern California. A major area of her work has been the study of stories in health care. Dr. Mattingly notes that stories can be especially relevant for occupational therapists because it is often through hearing stories that people learn what it is like for someone to live with disability. And the stories people tell also give many clues about what they care about, what matters most in their lives.