Stories Matter: The Role of Narrative in Medical Ethics

Routledge (2002)
Abstract
The doctor patient relationship starts with a story. Doctors' notes, a patient's chart, the recommendations of ethics committees and insurance justifications all hinge on written and verbal narrative interaction. The "practice" of narrative profoundly affects decision making, patient health and treatment and the everyday practice of medicine. In this edited collection, the contributors provide conceptual foundations, practical guidelines and theoretical considerations central to the practice of narrative ethics.
Keywords Medical ethics  Bioethics  Narration (Rhetoric Psychological aspects
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Call number R725.5.S763 2002
ISBN(s) 0415928389   0415928370   9780415928380
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Marta Spranzi (2012). The Normative Relevance of Cases. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 21 (04):481-492.
Jay M. Baruch (2013). Creative Writing as a Medical Instrument. Journal of Medical Humanities 34 (4):459-469.

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