Encouraging Patient Narrative as a Humanitarian Act of Kindness

Posted on August 28, 2018 by Anna McFarlane This blog post comes from Catherine Kelsey, a nursing lecturer at the University of Bradford.

The ability to tell our stories is as crucial to human life as the air we breathe, the food we eat and the functioning of our senses (Robertson and Clegg, 2017). The communicating of stories can help us to create a deeper meaning from our personal experiences (Price, 2011) and enable us to make connections, as we begin to realise the commonalities we share (Holmes, 2015).

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How Atul Gawande Landed Perhaps the most Extraordinary (or impossible) Job in Healthcare

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