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The importance of narrative medicine in palliative care

Agata Rudnik, Krzysztof Sobczak
DOI: 10.5603/PMPI.2021.0002
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Palliat Med Pract 2021;15(1):64-69.

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Vol 15, No 1 (2021)
Review articles
Published online: 2021-01-13

Abstract

This article discusses narrative medicine, i.e. drawing knowledge from the narratives of both patients and medical staff. Information obtained in this way can be used in the diagnosis and treatment process and it also has an educational value. This article aims to present the importance of using narrative medicine for palliative care, as well as building relations between doctors and patients. Challenges related to narratives were identified, with their particular significance during the current COVID-19 pandemic taken into account as well.

Abstract

This article discusses narrative medicine, i.e. drawing knowledge from the narratives of both patients and medical staff. Information obtained in this way can be used in the diagnosis and treatment process and it also has an educational value. This article aims to present the importance of using narrative medicine for palliative care, as well as building relations between doctors and patients. Challenges related to narratives were identified, with their particular significance during the current COVID-19 pandemic taken into account as well.

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Keywords

communication, cultural context, narrative medicine, narrative, story telling

About this article
Title

The importance of narrative medicine in palliative care

Journal

Palliative Medicine in Practice

Issue

Vol 15, No 1 (2021)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

64-69

Published online

2021-01-13

DOI

10.5603/PMPI.2021.0002

Bibliographic record

Palliat Med Pract 2021;15(1):64-69.

Keywords

communication
cultural context
narrative medicine
narrative
story telling

Authors

Agata Rudnik
Krzysztof Sobczak

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