WHY DOCTORS WRITE: FINDING HUMANITY IN MEDICINE is a documentary about the growing movement to use writing, humanities, and narrative to provide self-care to clinicians, teach the skills of empathy and observation to medical students, and foster teamwork in healthcare settings. This renewal of writing and the humanities across US medicine comes as a response to the encroachment of technology, managed care, and other constraints that minimize the time doctors and patients spend together. The film explores the genesis of “health humanities” and the rise of writer-MDs, hospitals, and medical schools to the forefront of this movement.