Narrative Matters in Medical Contexts across Disciplines

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| University of Basel
| University of Basel
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This collection of original chapters gives center stage to the concept of ‘narrative’ in medical contexts. The contributors come from the disciplines of literary and cultural studies, linguistics, psychology, and medicine and work with texts as diverse as autobiographies, graphic novels, Renaissance medical treatises and reports, short stories, reflective writing, creative writing, and online narratives. The interdisciplinary dialogue shows the richness and scope of the concept ‘narrative’ and demonstrates how crucial it is for practices in the medical context as well as in the contributing disciplines. The collection raises awareness of the great variety and multivocality of narratives on the experience of illness besides paying heed to the many different positions and angles from which these narratives can be perceived, read, and analyzed. The wide range of approaches assembled in this collection provides a comprehensive view on illness and health and on the multiple ways in which they are represented in narrative.
[Studies in Narrative, 20]  2015.  vii, 217 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
vii–viii
Introduction to narrative matters in medical contexts across disciplines
Franziska Gygax and Miriam A. Locher
1–14
Narrative texts on illness and medicine
Autism and the American dream: Progress and recovery in the American autie-biography
Annette Kern-Stähler and Anna Thiemann
15–32
“Woundable, around the bounds”: Life (beyond) writing and terminal illness
Franziska Gygax
33–46
Pox pain and redeeming narratives in Renaissance Europe
Dominique Brancher
47–70
Narrative practices in health contexts
Illness narratives in the psychotherapeutic session
Brigitte Boothe
73–98
Narratives that matter. Illness stories in the ‘third space’ of qualitative interviewing
Gabriele Lucius-Hoene, Sandra Adami and Janka Koschack
99–116
“I would suggest you tell this ^^^ to your doctor”: Online narrative problem-solving regarding face-to-face doctor-patient interaction about body weight
Cynthia Gordon
117–140
A genre analysis of reflective writing texts by English medical students: What role does narrative play?
Miriam A. Locher, Regula Koenig and Janine Meier
141–164
Narratives and the medical humanities
Against compassion: Attending to histories and methods in medical humanities; Or, doing critical medical studies
Lisa Diedrich
167–182
Applying narrative to medical education: Medicine and storytelling
Femi Oyebode and Victoria Tischler
183–206
Bionotes
207–210
Subject Index
211–214
Name Index
215–218
“This is a brilliant collection that demonstrates the panoply of research and teaching techniques – literary, linguistic, historical and cultural – essential to understanding the human particulars of health and illness narratives. It presents an adventurous scholarly dialogue providing the medical humanities with rich interdisciplinary perspectives and effective working methods.”
Narrative Matters in Medical Contexts across Disciplines gives a very good overview of present research on illness and narrative, both by giving examples from many different fields, but also by showing how the narrative field in medicine is truly interdisciplinary.”
Subjects

Communication Studies

Communication Studies

Literature & Literary Studies

Theoretical literature & literary studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2014044082