Journals Higher Education



Published: 09 April 2009

264 Pages | 2 black-and-white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199546695

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Highly commended in the health and social care category of the British Medical Association Book Awards 2010

Narrative and Stories in Health Care

Illness, dying and bereavement

Yasmin Gunaratnam and David Oliviere

  • Brings together a diversity of experience and perspectives of the use of narrative and stories, from leading international scholars and practitioners in the social sciences and palliative care
  • Considers the value, use and impact of narrative approaches in the delivery of palliative and end of life care including narrative medicine, research, education, therapy, rehabilitation, user involvement, spiritual care, family and bereavement care
  • Identifies examples and methods/media of working more effectively with narrative in everyday clinical practice
  • Offers 'real-world' examples from international contributors including palliative care service users and those working in the social and human sciences, medicine, theology and the creative arts

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