Lunch & a Lab Meeting with Monica Molinaro


Start 5 October, 2021, 12 PM

End 1 PM

Add to:


No street address specified

No city specified

No Province / Territory specified

No country specified

This event will be held online. Register here:

Contact Info


No website provided

This event is taking place online:
Throughout the academic year, MERIT is offering an opportunity for you to network, discover and discuss topics in health professions education. Join our featured guest as they take us on an in-depth look into a topic in HPE and a presentation of their current work.

So, come bring your lunch, hop on Zoom and network with others for Lunch & a Lab Meeting!

This month, our guest is Dr. Monica Molinaro
Using critical narrative methodologies to explore moral distress in health care providers

Whether aimed at exploring illness experiences or caregiving experiences, critical narrative methodologies allow for illuminating and understanding the ambiguities, ambivalences, and tensions that characterize these experiences. In this presentation, Monica will share what critical narrative methodologies are, what it is like to use narrative methods, and how they are relevant to health professions education. In particular, Monica will highlight how narrative methodologies can be informed by critical analytical frameworks and concepts, such as moral distress, that enable the bridging of individual experiences and structural contexts. She will also describe how she has used critical narrative methodologies informed by moral distress to complete her dissertation on the experiences of pediatric oncology nurses, and how she will use it to conduct research on provider and patient experiences of health and social inequity in primary care.

About Dr. Monica Molinaro
Monica Molinaro is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Family Medicine exploring patient and health care provider experiences of health inequity in primary care. Monica completed her PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences from Western University, her Master of Science in Kinesiology from Wilfrid Laurier University, and her Honours Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences from McMaster University. Her research interests include using qualitative methodologies to explore patient, health care provider, and caregiver experiences of providing and receiving care. Her specific expertise, developed during her PhD, lies in using critical narrative methodologies, as well as moral distress as an analytic lens, to explore health care providers' experiences of caregiving.

Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act (AODA)


The Faculty of Health Sciences is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience. If there is an accessibility issue with this website, please contact us at