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Narrative medicine : honoring the stories of illness

Author: Rita Charon
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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"Trained in medicine and in literary studies, Rita Charon is a pioneer in and authority on 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 as well  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Student Collection
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rita Charon
ISBN: 0195166752 9780195166750 9780195340228 0195340221
OCLC Number: 60903182
Description: xvi, 266 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Rita Charon.
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Narrative medicine has emerged in response to a health care system that places corporate and bureaucratic concerns over the needs of patients. Charon argues that by making genuine contact with  Read more...


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This is not a new book, but I felt it had something special for palliative care. Rita Charon is Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine at the Columbia Read more...

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