The patient-physician relationship. Narrative medicine: a model for empathy, reflection, profession, and trust.

@article{Charon2001ThePR,
  title={The patient-physician relationship. Narrative medicine: a model for empathy, reflection, profession, and trust.},
  author={Rita Charon},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2001},
  volume={286 15},
  pages={
          1897-902
        }
}
  • R. Charon
  • Published 17 October 2001
  • Medicine
  • JAMA
The effective practice of medicine requires narrative competence, that is, the ability to acknowledge, absorb, interpret, and act on the stories and plights of others. Medicine practiced with narrative competence, called narrative medicine, is proposed as a model for humane and effective medical practice. Adopting methods such as close reading of literature and reflective writing allows narrative medicine to examine and illuminate 4 of medicine's central narrative situations: physician and… 

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