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Stories Matter The Role of Narrative in Medical Ethics

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ISBN-10: 0415928389

ISBN-13: 9780415928380

Edition: 2002

Authors: Rita Charon, Martha M. Montello

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The practice of narrative profoundly affects decision making, patient health and the everyday practice of medicine. 'Stories Matter' examines the many ways that narrative methods of analysis and interpretation are transforming medicine and ethics.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/14/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 254
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Introduction. Memory and Anticipation: The Practice of Narrative Ethics
Narrative Knowledge
Narratives of Human Plight: A Conversation with Jerome Bruner
The Ethics of Medicine, as Revealed in Literature
Like an Open Book: Reliability, Intersubjectivity, and Textuality in Bioethics
Narrative Components of Bioethics
Context: Backward, Sideways, and Forward
Voice in the Medical Narrative
Time and Ethics
The Idea of Character
Plot: Framing Contingency and Choice in Bioethics
The Reader's Response and Why It Matters in Biomedical Ethics
Case Studies in Narrative Ethics
The Narrative of Rescue in Pediatric Practice
Beyond the Authoritative Voice: Casting a Wide Net in Ethics Consultation
Of Symbols and Silence: Using Narrative and Its Interpretation to Foster Physician Understanding
Narrative Understanding and Methods in Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
In the Absence of Narrative
Consequences of Using Narrative Methods
Narrative Ethics and Institutional Impact
Reconsidering Action: Day-to-Day Ethics in the Work of Medicine
The Color of the Wallpaper: Training for Narrative Ethics
The Narrative Future of Ethics Practice
The Hyphenated Space: Liminality in the Doctor-Patient Relationship
Narrative Ethics, Gene Stories, and the Hermeneutics of Consent Forms
Narrative, Ethics, and Pain: Thinking with Stories
The Story Inside
Notes on Contributors