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The successful delivery of patient-centered care hinges on clinical affiliation for patients' personal needs and experiences. Narrative competence is a mode of thinking and set of actions that widens the clinical gaze beyond logico-scientific cognition. In this article, we investigate a tool that enables clinicians to rehearse their skills in narrative competence. We apply the narrative competence framework developed by the founding practitioners of narrative medicine to personal accounts of illness and patienthood published on the Internet. We describe our use of the five-point framework in the close reading of 214 accounts by people with the life-threatening skin cancer melanoma.
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||Journal of Medical Humanities|
|Early online date||15 Apr 2019|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2019|
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- Medical education
- Narrative medicine
- Patient communication
- Patient-centered care
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