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Narrative Medicine By Rita Charon (Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine, Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University)

Narrative Medicine
by Rita Charon (Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine, Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University)

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Narrative medicine emerged in response to a commodified health care system that places corporate and bureaucratic concerns over the needs of the patient. This book provides an introduction to the principles of narrative medicine and guidance for implementing narrative methods. It is aimed at experts in medicine, humanities and literary theory.
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Narrative Medicine: Honoring the Stories of Illness by Rita Charon (Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine, Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University)

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 recognise, 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 recognise 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 healthcare. 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 systemic 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, humanities and literary theory.

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Rita Charon, MD, PhD, is a co-founder of the clinical practice known as narrative medicine...[and she] has written an academic book that seeks, successfully, to provide an intellectual foundation for her emerging field...Charon has written an erudite and courageous book. Journal of the American Medical Association

Table of Contents


I: WHAT IS NARRATIVE MEDICINE; 1. The source of Narrative Medicine; 2. Bridging Health Care's Divides; 3. Narrative Features of Medicine; II: NARRATIVES OF ILLNESS; 4. Telling One's Life; 5. The Patient, the Body, and the Self; II: DEVELOPING NARRATIVE COMPETENCE; 6. Close Reading; 7. Attention, Represenation, and Affiliation; 8. The Parallel Chart; III: DIVIDENDS OF NARRATIVE MEDICINE; 9. Bearing Witness; 10. The Bioethics of Narrative Medicine; 11. A Narrative Vision for Health Care

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Narrative Medicine: Honoring the Stories of Illness by Rita Charon (Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine, Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University)
Rita Charon (Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine, Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University)
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Hardback
Oxford University Press Inc
2006-04-06
284
0195166752
9780195166750
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