Publication Year: 2018
Edition: 1st Ed.
Authors/Editor: Marini, Maria Giulia
Doody's Star Rating®:Score: 100
Integrates linguistic science into neuroscience, providing readers with the narrative and “soft skills” competence to improve wellbeing
Presents a view of the healthcare system as an “echo system” created by complex interactions
Discusses clinical settings, and offers comments by and interviews with experts in the field
This book explains how narrative medicine can improve evidence based medicine (EBM), making it more effective and efficient, giving patients better quality of life and offering more satisfaction to all health care providers.
It discusses not only the disease experienced by the person who is ill, but also focuses on the context and the culture, and investigates how narrative medicine can make other disciplines around the globe more applicable, less manipulative, and more “scientific”. Only by integrating the narrative aspects, can EBM become more effective and efficient, with fewer uncured patients, more satisfied patients with a better quality of life, and satisfaction for all health care providers.
Every chapter is divided into two main sections: the first presents the latest research in the field, with comments and interviews with experts, while the second section provides a list of practical exercises and tasks.
The book is intended for anyone with an interest in caring for and curing patients: all care providers of care, physicians, general practitioners, specialists nurses, psychotherapists, counselors, social workers, providers of aid, healthcare managers, scientific societies, academics and researchers.