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Rapporto OMS: Non solo dati, per capire la salute servono storie

La narrativa, o storytelling, appartiene di buon diritto alla letteratura o comunque alle discipline umanistiche. Ma nell’era della conoscenza e della convergenza tra i diversi campi del sapere, sta prendendo piede anche il ruolo della narrazione nella ricerca in ambito socio-sanitario e nella comunicazione dei risultati  a un pubblico non esperto. Continua a leggere

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Medical students need to learn the potent medicine of empathy

A few years ago at a large teaching hospital in Texas, a medical resident asked a nurse how to order an autopsy for a patient they were currently treating. It was a reasonable request. Autopsies help further the understanding of disease. There was just one problem: their patient, who was very much alive, was lying nearby. He’d overhead the request, and that’s how he found out he was soon going to die. Continua a leggere