The value and benefit of narrative medicine for psychiatric practice

Dosani, Sabina (2021) The value and benefit of narrative medicine for psychiatric practice. BJPsych Bulletin, 45 (5). 274 - 276. ISSN 2056-4694

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This article describes how applying techniques from literary studies and considering patient histories as texts helps me understand and formulate systemic issues in psychiatric assessments. Psychiatrists are not generally taught to pay close attention to aspects of language, including metaphor and syntax, but I argue that paying attention to the form, as well as to the content, of the stories patients bring us, can make us better attuned to the contexts of their needs and distress, and therefore better placed to help.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: autism spectrum disorders,childhood experience,literature,medical humanities,narrative medicine,psychiatry and mental health ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700/2738
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Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2021 00:55
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2021 01:41
DOI: 10.1192/bjb.2020.45

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