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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Since then, the entire field of narrative medicine has emerged.
And today, even as psychiatry moves away from narrative therapy toward drug therapy, narrative competence is being emphasized in the treatment of non-mental illness--at least by some (notably Rita Charon, who has advocated for what she calls "narrative medicine").
'The effective practice of medicine requires narrative competence, that is, the ability to acknowledge, absorb, interpret, and act on the stories and plights of others.' In Charon's opinion, if to reclaim a new model of medical practice, the proposed model is the medical act performed with narrative competence, therefore narrative medicine is the suggested path to better patient-doctor communication.
When the palliative care team at West Virginia University (WVU) Ruby Memorial Hospital launched a clinical study on narrative medicine, Lacie was one of the first patients to participate.
Prof Ejaz Vohra believes that some of the approaches used to encourage the practice of a more humane medicine are narrative medicine and patient empowerment.
Previous events have examined medicine and the visual arts, the medical humanities and narrative medicine. The event also featured Dr Waseem Kotoub, a professional concert pianist, composer and medical doctor.
In Biswas R and Martin C M (Eds.), User-driven healthcare and narrative medicine: utilizing collaborative social networks and technologies.
She integrates perspectives from critical media studies, science and technology studies, disability studies, medical humanities, and narrative medicine. She analyzes many primary sources such as patient-networking websites, online patient narratives, and data gathering by pharmacies.
"Narrative medicine" is the name given to the growing use of personal narratives--of patients and the nurses, physicians, and loved ones who care for them--in medical education, treatment, and research.
He is a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University and teaches with the Narrative Medicine group.
Narrative based medicine (NBM) or narrative medicine is an approach to clinical practice medicine that seeks to promote empathy, reflection, professionalism and trustworthiness.