Narrative Medicine : Honoring the stories of illness

Narrative Medicine : Honoring the stories of illness

Book Title: Narrative Medicine : Honoring the stories of illness

Author: Rita Charon

Format: Paperback | 304 pages

Publication Date: 14 Feb 2008

ISBN-13: 9780195340228

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.