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Document Typology: Research
Methodology addressed by the publication:Narrative medicine
Title of document: Narrative medicine: Stories to some purpose
Name of author(s): Skelton, John, University of Birmingham, School of Health and Population Sciences, Primary Care Clinical Services, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Name of publisher: The art and science of health care: Psychology and human factors for practitioners. Kirkcaldy, Bruce D. (Ed.); pp. 313-327. Cambridge, MA, US: Hogrefe Publishing, 2011. vii, 336 pp.
Language of the publication: English
Language of the review: English
Summary:
(from the book) This chapter looks at the development over the years of the significance of story-telling for the clinical professions, and suggests how it may develop in the future. The concept of narrative medicine has thrived in recent years in the context of a shifting emphasis, since the 1970s, on the holistic nature of medicine. The author makes clear that neither holism nor the idea that the clinician should be a well-rounded individual are new ideas. The pages of Academic Medicine from the 1920s frequently reflect on the need for doctors to have an understanding of the Humanities. The author demonstrates, however, that in recent years the sophistication of the debate has increased. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved)
Reviewer's comments on the document:
The pages of Academic Medicine from the 1920s frequently reflect on the need for doctors to have an understanding of the Humanities. The author demonstrates, however, that in recent years the sophistication of the debate has increased
Where to find it: PsycINFO 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=psyh&AN=2011-14664-017

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