9780195340228-0195340221-Narrative Medicine: Honoring the Stories of Illness

Narrative Medicine: Honoring the Stories of Illness

ISBN-13: 9780195340228
ISBN-10: 0195340221
Edition: 1
Author: Charon, Rita
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 304 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780195340228
ISBN-10: 0195340221
Edition: 1
Author: Charon, Rita
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 304 pages

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Acknowledged authors Charon, Rita wrote Narrative Medicine: Honoring the Stories of Illness comprising 304 pages back in 2008. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0195340221 and 9780195340228. Since then Narrative Medicine: Honoring the Stories of Illness textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 18.53 or rent at the marketplace.

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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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