Narratives, Health, and Healing

Narratives, Health, and Healing
Communication Theory, Research, and Practice

by Lynn M. Harter,Phyllis M. Japp,Christina S. Beck

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2006-04-21
  • Pages : 534
  • ISBN : 1135610975
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This distinctive collection explores the use of narratives in the social construction of wellness and illness. Narratives, Health, and Healing emphasizes what the process of narrating accomplishes--how it serves in the health communication process where people define themselves and present their social and relational identities. Organized into four parts, the chapters included here examine health narratives in interpersonal relationships, organizations, and public fora. The editors provide an extensive introduction to weave together the various threads in the volume, highlight the approach and contribution of each chapter, and bring to the forefront the increasingly important role of narrative in health communication. This volume offers important insights on the role of narrative in communicating about health, and it will be of great interest to scholars and graduate students in health communication, health psychology, and public health. It is also relevant to medical, nursing, and allied health readers.

Narratives, Health, and Healing

Narratives, Health, and Healing
Communication Theory, Research, and Practice

by Lynn M. Harter,Phyllis M. Japp,Christina S. Beck

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2005-05-18
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : 1410613453
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This distinctive collection explores the use of narratives in the social construction of wellness and illness. Narratives, Health, and Healing emphasizes what the process of narrating accomplishes--how it serves in the health communication process where people define themselves and present their social and relational identities. Organized into four parts, the chapters included here examine health narratives in interpersonal relationships, organizations, and public fora. The editors provide an extensive introduction to weave together the various threads in the volume, highlight the approach and contribution of each chapter, and bring to the forefront the increasingly important role of narrative in health communication. This volume offers important insights on the role of narrative in communicating about health, and it will be of great interest to scholars and graduate students in health communication, health psychology, and public health. It is also relevant to medical, nursing, and allied health readers.

Narrative in Health Care

Narrative in Health Care
Healing Patients, Practitioners, Profession, and Community

by John D. Engel,Joseph Zarconi,Lura L. Pethtel

  • Publisher : Radcliffe Publishing
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1846191939
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Narrative medicine has developed an identity. This book relates the development of narrative medicine to relationship-centered care, patient-centered care, and complex responsive process of relating theory, positing that narrative medicine can help clinicians to develop the skills required to practice relationship-centered care.

Stories of Illness and Healing

Stories of Illness and Healing
Women Write Their Bodies

by Sayantani DasGupta,Marsha Hurst

  • Publisher : Literature and Medicine
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A collection of women's illness narratives Stories of Illness and Healing is the first collection to place the voices of women experiencing illness alongside analytical writing from prominent scholars in the field of narrative medicine. The collection includes a variety of women's illness narratives--poetry, essays, short fiction, short drama, analyses, and transcribed oral testimonies--as well as traditional analytic essays about themes and issues raised by the narratives. Stories of Illness and Healing bridges the artificial divide between women's lives and scholarship in gender, health, and medicine. The authors of these narratives are diverse in age, ethnicity, family situation, sexual orientation, and economic status. They are doctors, patients, spouses, mothers, daughters, activists, writers, educators, and performers. The narratives serve to acknowledge that women's illness experiences are more than their diseases, that they encompass their entire lives. The pages of this book echo with personal accounts of illness, diagnosis, and treatment. They reflect the social constructions of women's bodies, their experiences of sexuality and reproduction, and their roles as professional and family caregivers. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Stories of Illness and Healing draws the connection between women's suffering and advocacy for women's lives.

Narrative Medicine

Narrative Medicine
The Use of History and Story in the Healing Process

by Lewis Mehl-Madrona

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2007-06-11
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1591439507
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Seeks to restore the pivotal role of the patient’s own story in the healing process • Shows how conventional medicine tends to ignore the account of the patient • Presents case histories where disease is addressed and healed through the narrative process • Proposes a reinvention of medicine to include the indigenous healing methods that for thousands of years have drawn their effectiveness from telling and listening Modern medicine, with its high-tech and managed-care approach, has eliminated much of what constitutes the art of healing: those elements of doctoring that go beyond the medications prescribed. The typically brief office visit leaves little time for doctors to listen to their patients, though it is in these narratives that disease is both revealed and perpetuated--and can be released and treated. Lewis Mehl-Madrona’s Narrative Medicine examines the foundations of the indigenous use of story as a healing modality. Citing numerous case histories that demonstrate the profound power of narrative in healing, the author shows how when we learn to dialogue with disease, we come to understand the power of the “story” we tell about our illness and our possibilities for better health. He shows how this approach also includes examining our relationships to our extended community to find any underlying disharmony that may need healing. Mehl-Madrona points the way to a new model of medicine--a health care system that draws its effectiveness from listening to the healing wisdom of the past and also to the present-day voices of its patients.

Healing Narratives

Healing Narratives
Women Writers Curing Cultural Dis-ease

by Gay Alden Wilentz

  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN : 9780813528663
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Healing Narratives, Gay Wilentz explores the relationship between culture and health. In close reading of works by five women writers - Toni Cade Bambara, Erna Broder, Leslie Marmon Silko, Keri Hulme, and Jo Sinclair-she traces the narrative and structural similarities of a main character moving form a state of mental or physical disease toward wellness through reconnection with her cultural traditions. Whether due to the history of diaspora, colonial oppression, or the subversion of traditional culture by modernity, illness can only be overcome when the cultural construction of disease is recognized and a link to the indigenous is restored. Wilentz's cross-cultural approach-African American, Jamaican, Native American, Maori, and Jewish stories-offers a rich context from which the basis of cultural illness can be examined.

The Illness Narratives

The Illness Narratives
Suffering, Healing, And The Human Condition

by Arthur Kleinman

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2020-10-13
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 154167460X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From one of America's most celebrated psychiatrists, the book that has taught generations of healers why healing the sick is about more than just diagnosing their illness. Modern medicine treats sick patients like broken machines -- figure out what is physically wrong, fix it, and send the patient on their way. But humans are not machines. When we are ill, we experience our illness: we become scared, distressed, tired, weary. Our illnesses are not just biological conditions, but human ones. It was Arthur Kleinman, a Harvard psychiatrist and anthropologist, who saw this truth when most of his fellow doctors did not. Based on decades of clinical experience studying and treating chronic illness, The Illness Narratives makes a case for interpreting the illness experience of patients as a core feature of doctoring. Before Being Mortal, there was The Illness Narratives. It remains today a prescient and passionate case for bridging the gap between patient and practitioner.

Body & Soul

Body & Soul
Narratives of Healing from Ars Medica

by Allison Crawford,Rex Kay,Allan D. Peterkin,Robin Roger,Ronald Ruskin

  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 2011-11-26
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1442696079
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Illness affects us all; we are called on to support and care for loved ones who face health challenges, and in turn, we encounter our own physical and emotional frailties when our health declines. Body & Soul features inspiring and award-winning fiction, essays, memoirs, poetry, photography, and visual art on the universal themes of wellness, treatment, and healing. Told from the points of view of patients, practitioners, caregivers, families, and friends, Body & Soul provides a powerful literary perspective on how we are challenged, bewildered, changed, and uplifted by our encounters with change, illness, and disease. Readers will appreciate the richness, depth, and diversity of these healing stories and will become motivated to generate and share their own transformative narratives. Together with the online discussion guide (providing questions relating to selected pieces in the anthology), Body & Soul is an ideal text for courses and support groups as well as individual reflection. Students and practitioners from all clinical disciplines and scholars in the humanities and social sciences will find this text invaluable.

Diagnosis Narratives and the Healing Ritual in Western Medicine

Diagnosis Narratives and the Healing Ritual in Western Medicine
A Book

by James Peter Meza

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2018-07-17
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 1351804987
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The dominance of "illness narratives" in narrative healing studies has tended to mean that the focus centers around the healing of the individual. Meza proposes that this emphasis is misplaced and the true focus of cultural healing should lie in managing the disruption of disease and death (cultural or biological) to the individual’s relationship with society. By explicating narrative theory through the lens of cognitive anthropology, Meza reframes the epistemology of narrative and healing, moving it from relativism to a philosophical perspective of pragmatic realism. Using a novel combination of narrative theory and cognitive anthropology to represent the ethnographic data, Meza’s ethnography is a valuable contribution in a field where ethnographic records related to medical clinical encounters are scarce. The book will be of interest to scholars of medical anthropology and those interested in narrative history and narrative medicine.

Women's Narratives of Health Disruption and Illness

Women's Narratives of Health Disruption and Illness
Within and Across their Life Stories

by Jennifer M. Hawkins,Peter M. Kellett

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2019-06-28
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : 1498592643
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Through narrative accounts, this book explores how women experience the health disruptions and illnesses that impact and often span their lives. The contributors examine how women's broader and ongoing life stories impact and are impacted by health disruptions and illnesses.

Family Storytelling

Family Storytelling
Negotiating Identities, Teaching Lessons, and Making Meaning

by Jody Koenig Kellas

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-09-13
  • Pages : 6
  • ISBN : 1135704953
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Stories and storytelling are one of the primary ways that families and family members make sense of both everyday and difficult events, create a sense of individual and group identity, remember, connect generations, and establish guidelines for family behavior. With so many important functions, storytelling is a significant but still understudied communicative process for the family. Family Storytelling focuses on the ways in which stories are told in and about family in order to provide insight into the processes, functions, and consequences of family storytelling. This collection of empirical articles illuminates various ways in which family storytelling affects and reflects the negotiation of individual and relational identity in the family, teaches important family lessons, and helps members make sense of and cope with difficulty. Each of these functions is explored through both scientific and interpretive investigations, thus showcasing the contributions that research on family storytelling from different paradigms make to our understanding of the family. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Family Communication.

Emerging Perspectives in Health Communication

Emerging Perspectives in Health Communication
Meaning, Culture, and Power

by Heather Zoller,Mohan J. Dutta

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2009-02-23
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 1135594538
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume provides the theoretical, methodological, and praxis-driven issues in research on interpretive, critical, and cultural approaches to health communication. It includes an international collection of contributors, and highlights non-traditional (non-Western) perspectives on health communication.

Committed to the Sane Asylum

Committed to the Sane Asylum
Narratives on Mental Wellness and Healing

by Susan Schellenberg,Rosemary Barnes

  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • Release : 2011-04-07
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1554587808
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Committed to the Sane Asylum: Narratives on Mental Wellness and Healing, artist Susan Schellenberg, a former psychiatric patient, and psychologist Rosemary Barnes relate their own stories, conversations, and reflections concerning the contributions and limitations of conventional mental health care and their collaborative search for alternatives such as art therapy. Patient and doctor each describe personal decisions about the mental health system and the creative life possibilities that emerged when mind, body, and spirit were committed to well-being and healing. Interwoven patient/doctor narratives explain conventional care, highlight critical steps in healing, and explore varied perspectives through conversations with experts in psychiatry, feminist approaches, art, storytelling, and business. The book also includes reproductions of Susan’s mental health records and dream paintings. This book will be important for consumers of mental health care wishing to understand the conventional system and develop the best quality of life. Rich personal detail, critical perspective, clinical records, and art reproductions make the book engaging for a general audience and stimulating as a teaching resource in nursing, social work, psychology, psychiatry, and art therapy.

Celebrity Health Narratives and the Public Health

Celebrity Health Narratives and the Public Health
A Book

by Christina S. Beck,,Stellina M.A. Chapman,Nathaniel Simmons

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2015-07-25
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 1476619077
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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We follow celebrities on Twitter and Facebook, watch them on television, and read about them in supermarket checkout lines. Our relationship with celebrities has never been so immediate. Their personal trials are news headlines and water cooler talk. Offering the first extensive look at celebrity health sagas, this book examines the ways in which their stories become our stories, influencing public perception and framing dialog about wellness, disease and death. These private-yet-public narratives drive fund-raising, reduce stigma and influence policy. Celebrities such as Mary Tyler Moore, Robin Roberts, Michael J. Fox, and Christopher Reeve—as well as 200 others included in the study—have left a lasting legacy.

Arts of Healing

Arts of Healing
Cultural Narratives of Trauma

by Arleen Ionescu,Maria Margaroni

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release : 2020-06-22
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1786610981
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book occurs at the intersection of philosophy, critical theory, psychoanalysis and the visual arts. Each chapter looks at art produced in various traumatogenic cultures: detention centres, post-Holocaust film, autobiography and many more.Other chapters look at the Juarez femicides, the production of collective memory, of makeshift memorials, acts of forgiveness and contemporary forms of trauma. The book proposes new ways of 'thinking trauma', foregrounding the possibility of healing and the task that the critical humanities has to play in this healing. Where is its place in an increasingly terror-haunted world, where personal and collective trauma is as much of an everyday occurrence as it is incomprehensible? What has become known as the 'classical model of trauma' has foregrounded the unrepresentability of the traumatic event. New, revisionist approaches seek to move beyond an aporetic understanding of trauma, investigating both intersubjective and intrasubjective psychic processes of healing. Traumatic memory is not always verbal and 'iconic' forms of communication are part of the arts of healing.

Healing Home

Healing Home
Health and Homelessness in the Life Stories of Young Women

by Vanessa Oliver

  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN : 1442613440
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Based on research that was awarded the Governor General's Academic Gold Medal, Healing Home is an exploration of the lives and health of young women experiencing homelessness. Vanessa Oliver employs an innovative methodology that blends sociology and storytelling practices to investigate these women's access to health services, their understandings of health and health care delivery, and their health-seeking behaviours. Through their life stories, Oliver demonstrates how personal and social experiences shape health outcomes. In contrast to many previous studies that have focused on the deficits of these young people, Healing Home is both youth-centric and youth-positive in its approach: by foregrounding the narratives of the women themselves, Oliver empowers a sub-section of the population that traditionally has not had a voice in determining policies that shape their realities. Applying a strong, articulate, and systemic analysis to on-the-ground narratives, Oliver is able to offer fresh, incisive recommendations for health and social service providers with the potential to effect real-world change for this marginalized population.

Illness Narratives in Practice: Potentials and Challenges of Using Narratives in Health-Related Contexts

Illness Narratives in Practice: Potentials and Challenges of Using Narratives in Health-Related Contexts
A Book

by Gabriele Lucius-Hoene,Christine Holmberg,Thorsten Meyer

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2018-10-25
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0198806663
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What is it like to live with an illness? How do diagnostic procedures, treatments, and other encounters with medical institutions affect a patient's private and social life? By asking these types of questions, illness narratives have gained a reputation as a scientific domain in medicine in the last thirty years. Today, a patient's story plays an important role in doctor-patient communication and the development of a healing relationship. However, whereas patient experiences have been well acknowledged, methodologically reflected upon and widely collected as research data, less consideration has been invested in exploring how they work in practice. Used in the context of diagnosis, treatment, and teaching, patient stories give us a new perspective on how healthcare could be improved. Illness Narratives in Practice: Potentials and Challenges of Using Narratives in Health-related Contexts highlights the problems, challenges, and opportunities we face when using patient perspectives in practice and research in a clear format to provide readers with a comprehensive overview of this field. It investigates the epistemological foundations and communicational properties of illness narratives, as well as the pragmatic effects of using them as clinical and educational instruments. Significantly, it presents new examples from patient intakes and interviews that illustrate the disparity in communication between patients and medical professionals. The studies in this book also evaluate the experiences of medical practitioners and students who consciously use patient narratives as a tool for improved communication and diagnosis. Divided into eight sections with practical examples for medical teaching and practice, this book covers the use of patient narratives in communication training and decision making across medicine and psychotherapy. In addition, it reflects on the ethical aspects of working with a patient's personal experience of their illness, reports on cultural differences across the globe, and analyses how patients' stories are used in politics and the media. Written by scholars from multiple disciplines across clinical and theoretical fields, this rich resource provides a critical stance on the use of narratives in medical research, education, and practice.

Narrative-based Practice in Speech-language Pathology

Narrative-based Practice in Speech-language Pathology
Stories of a Clinical Life

by Jacqueline J. Hinckley

  • Publisher : Plural Pub Incorporated
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book addresses the "clinician side" of the therapeutic equation by spotlighting the interactional aspects of clinical work in speech-language pathology, and encourages the development of interactional skills and attitudes as the clinician gains experience. The method used to explore this topic is autoethnographic narrative, a commonly used tool in other disciplines including medicine - 'listening to patients' - and occupational therapy, but thus far rarely explored in speech-language pathology.

Storied Health and Illness

Storied Health and Illness
Communicating Personal, Cultural, and Political Complexities

by Jill Yamasaki,Patricia Geist-Martin,Barbara F. Sharf

  • Publisher : Waveland Press
  • Release : 2016-07-01
  • Pages : 395
  • ISBN : 1478633913
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Health and illness are storied experiences that necessarily entail personal, cultural, and political complexities. For all of us, communicating about health and illness requires a continuous negotiation of these complexities and a delicate balance between what we learn about the biology of disease from providers and our own very personal, subjective experiences of being ill. Storied Health and Illness brings together dozens of noteworthy scholars, both established and emerging, in a provocative collection that embraces narrative ways of knowing to think about, analyze, and reconsider our own and others’ health beliefs, behaviors, and communication. Comprehensive content reflects the editors’ substantial research in integrative health, narrative care, and innovative ways of improving well-being and quality of life in personal relationships, healthcare, the workplace, and community settings. Unique narrative approaches to the study of health communication include: • 14 chapters written by 22 contributors who use engaging stories from their own research or personal experience to introduce and ground foundational communication concepts in healthcare, health promotion, community support, organizational wellness, and other health-related sites of interest. • Compelling stories of individuals living with the inherent challenges and unexpected opportunities of mental illness, addiction, aging, cancer, dialysis, sexual harassment, miscarriage, obesity, alopecia, breastfeeding, health threats to immigrant workers, developmental differences, and youth gun violence. • 36 Health Communication in Action (HCIA) sidebars that highlight applied research of innovative health communication scholars in their own words and then prompt readers to think more deeply about their own perspectives and experiences. • Theorizing Practice boxes that encourage readers to reflect on stories that describe significant experiences in their own and others’ lives as they consider assumptions and enlarge their viewpoints in previously unimagined ways.

Coaching and Healing

Coaching and Healing
Transcending the Illness Narrative

by Joel Kreisberg,Reggie Marra,John Stoddart

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016-06-16
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 9781495187711
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Accessible to all and deeply rewarding, Coaching and Healing: Transcending the Illness Narrative is an inspirational guide for every coach and health care practitioner. Weaving together the authors' own healing narratives, diverse case studies and skillful step-by-step methodology, this book reveals the powerful benefits of shifting one's story from the conventional medical model of disease and cure, to the powerful honesty of narrative healing. With compassion and clarity, the authors offer coaches, clients and patients, not just a health resource, but a fundamental, essential and deepening way to be within the healing arts and sciences. "I highly recommend this book as a healing narrative and an illustration of what can be accomplished when human beings put their minds together for healing purposes." Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, PhD, Author Coyote Medicine and Narrative Medicine "This coaching model evokes a patient's intrinsic wisdom through participation in narrative and self-exploration." Larry Dossey, MD, Author Reinventing Medicine "The book Coaching and Healing pioneers a new area of research and practice, namely, the application of Integral Coaching to the process of healing. It's a natural match in many ways, and yet remains sadly under-applied at this time. Coaching and Healing aims to redress that lack by directly approaching the topic through the lens of Integral Theory and Integral Coaching itself..." Ken Wilber, Author Integral Meditation and Integral Spirituality