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Narrative medicine : honoring the stories of illness

In this important and long-awaited book Rita Charon provides a comprehensive and systematic introduction to the conceptual principles underlying narrative medicine, as well as a practical guide for implementing narrative methods in health care. A true milestone in the field, it will interest general readers, and experts in medicine and humanities, and literary theory
eBook, English, 2006
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2006
1 online resource (xvi, 266 pages)
9780199759859, 9781280840777, 9781429402767, 0199759855, 1280840773, 1429402768
pt. 1. What is narrative medicine?
The sources of narrative medicine
Bridging health care's divides
Narrative features of medicine
pt. 2. Narratives of illness
Telling one's life
The patient, the body, and the self
pt. 3. Developing narrative competence
Close reading
Attention, representation, and affiliation
The parallel chart
pt. 4. Dividends of narrative medicine
Bearing witness
The bioethics of narrative medicine
A narrative vision for health care