Narrative Medicine: Honoring the Stories of Illness
Oxford University Press, 2. 3. 2006 - Počet stran: 288
Narrative medicine has emerged in response to a commodified health care system that places corporate and bureaucratic concerns over the needs of the patient. Generated from a confluence of sources including humanities and medicine, primary care medicine, narratology, and the study of doctor-patient relationships, narrative medicine is medicine practiced with the competence to recognize, absorb, interpret, and be moved by the stories of illness. By placing events in temporal order, with beginnings, middles, and ends, and by establishing connections among things using metaphor and figural language, narrative medicine helps doctors to recognize patients and diseases, convey knowledge, accompany patients through the ordeals of illness--and according to Rita Charon, can ultimately lead to more humane, ethical, and effective health care. Trained in medicine and in literary studies, Rita Charon is a pioneer of and authority on the emerging field of narrative medicine. In this important and long-awaited book she 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.
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about overcoming the seemingly insuperable barriers separating life, death, and
eternal life. ... In the edition you chose, this profoundly simple meaning is
sacrificed to hysterical punctuation: And Death—capital D—shall be no more ...
Doctors, who know materially about death, accept an actual, present awareness
that we are mortal and we will die, while patients, depending on their own
personal experiences with illness and death, usually have not developed such ...
I behold it as a reminder of him and all that he and his family taught me about
grief and about death and about love. Thinking of this man and his family helps
me to dwell on the gravity of what we do every day. This moment changed their ...
description of a death he had witnessed and written about, he wrote back about
his life as a general surgery resident on a busy trauma service: “Strange to
remember a single passing at this point in residency when the dead of West
Doctors may want to know something about each patient's frank appraisal of his
or her state of health, including survivorship as well as frailty, hope as well as
resignation.11 And perhaps doctors could share some of their realism about
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Telling Ones Life
The Patient the Body and the Self
Attention Representation and Affiliation
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