Book Title: Narrative Medicine : Honoring the stories of illness
Author: Rita Charon
Format: Paperback | 304 pages
Publication Date: 14 Feb 2008
Narrative medicine has emerged in response to a health care system that places corporate and bureaucratic concerns over the needs of patients. Charon argues that by making genuine contact with patients through storytelling, narrative medicine leads to more humane, ethical, and effective health care.