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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 recognise, 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 recognise 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 healthcare. 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 systemic 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, humanities and literary theory.
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Rita Charon, MD, PhD, is a co-founder of the clinical practice known as narrative medicine...[and she] has written an academic book that seeks, successfully, to provide an intellectual foundation for her emerging field...Charon has written an erudite and courageous book. (Journal of the American Medical Association)L'autore:
Rita Charon is Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University.
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Condizione: New. 0195166752 New Condition. Codice articolo NEW7.0040968
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione: New. Brand New!. Codice articolo VIB0195166752
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione: New. Codice articolo mon0000128117
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2006. Condizione: New. book. Codice articolo M0195166752