Application of narrative in medical ethics

  • Saeideh Daryazadeh Ph.D. Candidate of Medical Education, Department of Medical Education, Medical Education Development Research Center (EDC), Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6138-0981
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Abstract

The use of narratives as narrative discourse is a tool used to express the experiences of individuals (1). In medical sciences, the use of the narrative approach has been emphasized by Rita Charon (2). Researchers who have used a narrative approach in medical education claim that practicing narrative writing can improve health care provision (3 - 6). In the health care system, narration is the usage of literature on patients' stories to facilitate clinical decision-making for physicians. Lately, the narrative has applied a healing potential as “narrative care”, a method that uses story to improve health care. This approach focuses on patients' stories (7). The narrative plays a very effective role in making difficult ethical decisions, and therefore it is important to keep considerations and consequences in mind (8).

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2019-10-21
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Daryazadeh S. Application of narrative in medical ethics. J Med Ethics Hist Med. 12.
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