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Narrative and Stories in Health Care [electronic resource] : Illness, dying and bereavement

Author/Creator:
Gunaratnam, Yasmin.
Publication:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (448 p.)
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Other Title:
Narrative and stories in health care
Subjects:
Palliative treatment.
Narrative therapy.
Medical subjects:
Patient Care.
Data Collection.
Communication.
Emotions.
Behavior.
Epidemiologic Methods.
Therapeutics.
Health Services.
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms.
Health Care Evaluation Mechanisms.
Information Science.
Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services.
Investigative Techniques.
Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment.
Quality of Health Care.
Psychiatry and Psychology.
Public Health.
Health Care.
Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation.
Environment and Public Health.
Narration.
Terminal Care.
Palliative Care.
Bereavement.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The use of narrative methods has a long history in palliative care, pioneered by Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of the modern hospice movement, Narrative and Stories in Health Care provides a vibrant, multidisciplinary examination of work with narrative and stories in contemporary health and social care, with a focus on the care of people who are ill and dying. It animates the academic literature with provocative 'real-world' examples from international contributors, includingpalliative care service users and those working in the social and human sciences, medicine, theology, and the creative a
Contents:
Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; List of Contributors; Introduction; Section 1: Concepts and approaches; Chapter 1 Narrative machinery; Chapter 2 The possibilities of narrative palliative care medicine: 'Giving Sorrow Words'; Chapter 3 Narrative interviews and research; Chapter 4 Narrative-based evidence in palliative care; Chapter 5 Therapeutic writing: 'writing is a way of saying things I can't say'; Section 2: Services and care; Chapter 6 Narrative, story, and service evaluation - patients' stories and their consequences
Chapter 7 Narrative and storytelling in palliative care education and trainingChapter 8 Patient and carer narratives and stories; Chapter 9 Mediator deathwork; Section 3: Working with patients and carers; Chapter 10 The necessity and dangers of illness narratives, especially at the end of life; Chapter 11 Life story and life review; Chapter 12 The meaning of illness and symptoms; Chapter 13 Spiritual care and attentiveness to narrative; Chapter 14 Bereavement, children, and families; Afterword; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Description based on print version record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Oliviere, David.
ISBN:
0-19-100647-5
OCLC:
931345786