Narrative Research in Health and Illness / Edition 1

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From the author - Trisha Greenhalgh - of the best selling How to Read a Paper International contributors explore the theoretical issues of narrative applied to health care, and how they impact on medical practice Particularly timely, as the interface between evidence based and patient centered medicine is increasingly important Will place narrative medicine on a clearer, more intellectually sound footing For clinicians, researchers, nurses, occupational therapists, sociologists, anthropologists.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780727917928
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/31/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1. The ethicality of narrative medicine.

2. Soldiers become casualties: doctor's accounts of the SARS epidemic.

3. Poems from the heart: living with heart failure.

4. performance narratives in the clinical world.

5. "I cut because it helps": narratives of self injury.

6. The DIPex project: collecting personal experiences.

7. Narratives of spirituality and religion in the end-of-life care.

8. The death of the narrator.

9. Narrative, emotion and understanding.

10. The voice of experience and the voice of the expert - can they speak to each other?.

11. Wounded or warrior? Stories of being or becoming deaf.

12. Narrative analysis and contested allogations of Munchausen syndrome by proxy.

13. Confounding the experts: the vindication of parental testimony in shaken baby syndrome.

14. Narratives of compound loss: parents' stories from the organ retention scandal.

15. The power of stories over statistics: lessons form neonatal jaundice and infant airplane safety.

16. Narratives of health inequality: interpreting the determinants of health.

17. Narratives of displacement and identity.

18. A thrice-told tale: new readings of an old story.

19. The role of stories and storytelling in organisational change efforts: a field study of an emerging "community of practice" within the UK National Health Service.

20. Meta-narrative mapping: a new approach to the systematic review of complex evidence.

21. How narratives work in psychiatric science: an example from the biological psychiatry of PTSD.

22. Storytelling policy: constructions of risk in proposals to reform UK mental health legislation.

23. The temporal construction of medical narratives

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