Stories Matter: The Role of Narrative in Medical Ethics / Edition 1

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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415928380
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/1/2002
  • Series: Reflective Bioethics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Rita Charon, M.D. is Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons and Director of the Program in Humanities and Medicine at Columbia University. Martha M. Montello is Associate Professor of History and the Philosophy of Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical School.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Memory and Anticipation: The Practice of Narrative Ethics
1 Narratives of Human Plight: A Conversation with Jerome Bruner 3
2 The Ethics of Medicine, as Revealed in Literature 10
3 Like an Open Book: Reliability, Intersubjectivity, and Textuality in Bioethics 21
4 Context: Backward, Sideways, and Forward 39
5 Voice in the Medical Narrative 48
6 Time and Ethics 59
7 The Idea of Character 69
8 Plot: Framing Contingency and Choice in Bioethics 77
9 The Reader's Response and Why It Matters in Biomedical Ethics 85
10 The Narrative of Rescue in Pediatric Practice 97
11 Beyond the Authoritative Voice: Casting a Wide Net in Ethics Consultation 109
12 Of Symbols and Silence: Using Narrative and Its Interpretation to Foster Physician Understanding 119
13 Narrative Understanding and Methods in Psychiatry and Behavioral Health 126
14 In the Absence of Narrative 138
15 Narrative Ethics and Institutional Impact 149
16 Reconsidering Action: Day-to-Day Ethics in the Work of Medicine 154
17 The Color of the Wallpaper: Training for Narrative Ethics 160
18 The Hyphenated Space: Liminality in the Doctor-Patient Relationship 171
19 Narrative Ethics, Gene Stories, and the Hermeneutics of Consent Forms 183
20 Narrative, Ethics, and Pain: Thinking with Stories 196
21 The Story Inside 219
Notes on Contributors 227
Permissions 233
Index 235
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