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Document Typology: Research
Methodology addressed by the publication:Narrative medicine
Title of document: The coming again of age of clinical narrative in (family) medicine
Name of author(s): Stein, Howard F., Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, US, howard-stein@ouhsc.edu
Name of publisher: US: Families, Systems & Health, Inc.
Language of the publication: English
Language of the review: English
Summary:
Comments on the article by J. Borkan, S. Reis, and J. Medalie (see record 2008-06034-001) which advocated a narrative approach in family medicine. Narrative is not a self-contained phenomenon. No form exists apart from human intentionality, conscious and unconscious. Narratives, personal and organizational, can lie and deceive as well as reveal great truths about sickness and healing. Family Medicine narratives are neither singular nor monolithic. Family Medicine narrative is not, and could not be, a purely "independent" variable. Narratives are no magical elixir. They merit and require interpretation and contextualization--themselves narratives--like everything else. Drs. Borkan, Reis, and Medalie show the greatest strength of narrative to be the fact that, at its most valuable, it is a verb rather than a noun. All medicine, not only Family Medicine, is in their debt. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Reviewer's comments on the document:
Drs. Borkan, Reis, and Medalie show the greatest strength of narrative to be the fact that, at its most valuable, it is a verb rather than a noun. All medicine, not only Family Medicine, is in their debt
Where to find it: PsycARTICLES database http://web.ebscohost.com.offcampus.dam.unito.it/ehost/detail?vid=4&hid=111&sid=039662d8-d637-4520-b895-59b305c5b495%40sessionmgr110&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=pdh&AN=fsh-19-2-139

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