Narrative Nursing

Who Is Marcus Engel?

Marcus Engel, M.S. is a professional speaker and author who is an expert in improving the patient experienceand he loves nurses!  He is also a 2012 graduate of the Narrative Medicine Masters program at Columbia University in the city of New York. His books, Im Here: Compassionate Communication in Patient Careand The Other End of the Stethoscope: 33 Insights for Excellent Patient Carewere born from Engels own experiences as a severe trauma survivor. 

At 18, Marcus Engel was blinded and nearly killed after being struck by a drunk driver. Through over 300 hours of reconstructive facial surgery, two years of rehab and recovery and a multitude of life changes, Marcus witnessed the good, the bad and the profound in patient care. These experiences are shared in his popular keynote lecture, The Other End Of The Stethoscopeand has been witnessed by hundreds of thousands of health care professionals.

While studying at Columbia University, Marcus Engel combined his years of working with front line health care professionals with the academic elements of both medicine and nursing. He studied under Rita Charon, M.D, Ph.D., as well as Dr. Norma Hannigan in the Columbia University School of Nursing.