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Narrative-Based Primary Care By John Launer (Health Education England, UK)

Narrative-Based Primary Care

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Addressing both the philosophical basis of the narrative approach and simple, practical techniques to use i the consulting room, this text includes clinical and theoretical guidance on narrative-based primary care, and covers topics from teaching to mental health.

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Narrative-Based Primary Care: A Practical Guide by John Launer (Health Education England, UK)

This book provides an important contribution to the new and growing field of `narrative-based medicine'. It specifically addresses the largest area of medical activity, primary care. It provides both a theoretical framework and practical skills for dealing with individual consultations, family work, clinical supervision and teamwork, and offers a comprehensive approach to the whole range of work in primary care. Using a wide range of clinical examples, it shows how professionals in primary care can help clarify patients' existing stories, and elucidate new stories. It can be used as a training resource and includes exercises and summaries of key points to consider. It is based on, and describes, an established evaluated training method, and is of immediate and significant practical use to readers. It is essential reading for general practitioners, practice nurses and others in the primary care team, psychologists, family therapists, counsellors and other professionals attached to primary care. GP trainers, tutors and course organisers will find it a valuable educational tool. Professionals elsewhere in primary care such as pharmacists, dentists and optometrists, and academics in medical sociology and medical anthropology will also find it very useful.

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'I learnt a lot from this book, both about the philosophical basis of the narrative approach and about simple, practical techniques to use in the consulting room. This book will quickly find its place on the shelf of key textbooks on the core values and methods of primary health care' Professor Trisha Greenhalgh, in the Foreword

Table of Contents


Introduction. Part One: Practice. Narrative practitioner at work. Concepts. Techniques. Helping narratives to flow. Families. Mental health. What hinders narratives. Clinical supervision. Work consultancy. Part Two: Teaching. Background. The training. Some teaching exercises. The effects of narrative-based training. Part Three: Theory. From a patient-centred approach to a story-centred one. Balint and narrative: a comparison. Towards a narrative model for primary care. Appendix: The initial research.

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Narrative-Based Primary Care: A Practical Guide by John Launer (Health Education England, UK)
John Launer (Health Education England, UK)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1996-06-21
96
1857755391
9781857755398
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