Patient Health through Narrative Medicine

As an internist at Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, Rita Charon realized that more could be gained from learning a patient’s story than just charting symptoms as a series of head-to-toe facts. Encompassing health and sickness in a storied structure, with form, frame, characters, plot, and point of view—skills Charon learned while pursuing a PhD in English at Columbia University—had clinical significance. Continua a leggere