Narrative Medicine: Honoring the Stories of Illness by Rita Charon

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Trained in medicine and in literary studies, Rita Charon is a pioneer of and authority on the emerging field of narrative medicine. In this important and long-awaited book she provides a comprehensive and systematic introduction to the conceptual principles underlying narrative medicine, as well as a practical guide for implementing narrative methods in health care. A true milestone in the field, it will interest general readers, and experts in medicine and humanities, and literary theory.

Oxford University Press, 2008.
ISBN: 9780195340228. 266 pp.
Softcover. Very good.