Narrative Medicine

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An emerging clinical discipline that studies patient narrative phenomena as a platform for improving interactions between doctors, nurses, social workers, therapists, and other caregivers
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But more fruitfully in utilizing alter egos to reflect upon and fictionalize some of his real life experiences, Roth engages in an aspect of narrative medicine, a field championed by Rita Charon.
Reading bodies, writing bodies: Self-reflection and cultural criticism in a narrative medicine curriculum.
FEBRUARY 22-23: BASTYR UNIVERSITY presents THE ART & PRACTICE OF NARRATIVE MEDICINE in Kenmore, Washington (near Seattle).
Paul Burcher is Assistant Professor of Bioethics and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Alden March Bioethics Institute of Albany Medical College, and he specializes in the philosophy of medicine, medical ethics, and narrative medicine and ethics.
Public narrative and the use of narrative medicine, the practice of tapping into patients' stories of illness and health professionals' reflections on experiences with patients, are part of a movement that is making incremental advances in delivery settings.
Practitioners in narrative medicine emphasize the importance of psychosocial sensitivity to the patient and the art of listening closely to the patient's narrative of illness.
Schools of medicine have incorporated new programs such as narrative medicine, where students write about transformational clinical experiences.
Every patient has a story, and narrative medicine allows clinicians to work with patients to expose beliefs that may create barriers to effective treatment.
So perhaps FMS was written into existence; meanwhile, my colleagues and I have found that patients can write themselves back toward health using narrative medicine, a process of writing and telling our life stories, as well as meditation and spiritual guidance.
They relate the development of narrative medicine to relationship-centered care, arguing that narrative medicine can help physicians to develop the skills required to practice relationship-centered care, such as reading and telling complex stories, writing reflectively, compassionate presence, and exercising the moral imagination.
Her dissertation is a rhetorical analysis of 18th-century illness narratives, and she continues research in the burgeoning interdisciplinary field of Narrative Medicine.