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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To grow in our understanding of how patients tell of themselves and their bodies
seems a pivotal and enduring effort in our willingness and ability to care for the
sick. The skills of close reading are applied in all areas and all at once in our ...
Whether to protect themselves from the sadness of taking care of very sick people
or to guarantee the objectivity of their clinical judgment, doctors seem to operate
at a remove from the immediacy of sick and dying patients, divided from sick ...
The sick person needs to continue to be, somehow, the self he or she was before
illness struck. For the sick patient to accept the care of well strangers, those
strangers have to form a link, a passage between the sick and the healthy who ...
“Yes, you sick people are always like that.”8 What seems unbearable to Ivan is
the contrast between his terrifyingly wasted body and the doctor's hearty, plump,
and cheerful one. Whoever occupies the role of the doctor—no matter what his or
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Telling Ones Life
The Patient the Body and the Self
Attention Representation and Affiliation
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