A Narrative Future for Healthcare

Carel, H. H. (Keynote/plenary speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


Humanities scholars, social scientists and clinicians are learning to write and read clinical discourse in ways that take account of developing narratological thinking in literature, philosophy and ethics. They have started to recognize and describe narrative impulse, shape, and techniques in clinical conversations, observations and illness-related life-writings of patients, care-givers and writers. Narrative medicine has emerged from elements of literary theory, cultural studies, creative writing and artistic practice, disability studies, narrative ethics, and history of medicine, which intersect with the professional disciplines of nursing, social work, medicine, and the psychotherapies.
Period19 Jun 201323 Jun 2013
Event typeConference
LocationLondon, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational

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  • Centre for Humanities Health and Science