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By Maria Giulia Marini

This publication examines all points of narrative medication and its price in making sure that, in an age of evidence-based medication outlined by means of medical trials, numbers, and percentages, medical technological know-how is firmly embedded within the clinical humanities for you to foster the certainty of scientific instances and the supply of good sufferer care. The scientific humanities tackle what occurs to us once we are tormented by a disorder and narrative drugs is an interdisciplinary method that emphasizes the significance of sufferer narratives in bridging a variety of divides, together with these among well-being care pros and sufferers. The ebook covers the genesis of the clinical humanities and of narrative drugs and explores all points in their position in enhancing healthcare. It describes how narrative drugs is healing for the sufferer, complements the patient–doctor dating, and permits the identity, through sufferers' tales, of the sentiments and reviews which are attribute for every disorder. in addition, it explains how you can use narrative drugs as a true medical software. Narrative medication will be of worth for all caregivers: physicians, nurses, healthcare managers, psychotherapists, counselors, and social workers.

“Maria Giulia Marini takes a special and leading edge method of narrative medication. She sees it as providing a bridge – certainly numerous diversified bridges – among medical care and ‘humanitas’. With a delicate use of mythology, literature and metaphor at the one hand, and medical reviews at the different, she exhibits how the guiding idea of narrative may well collect the fragmented elements of the scientific enterprise”.

John Launer, Honorary advisor, Tavistock hospital, London UK

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Solid families. Love and affective boundaries. And the deepest sign of change in mind-set they report is represented as their gained skill of understanding others better. (continued) Contrasting Communication Styles 29 An expansion of empathy, but not that learnt on a didactic manual, Empathy with capital letter—that one which is possible to achieve only through the direct experience. My romantic title Omnia Amor Vincit proposed for this collection of stories—which I believed mirrored the style used by most of the patients in this condition—was considered too sensational by some members of the scientific community: hence we negotiated to come up with a title that satisfied both physicians and myself: Enlightened stories of people who live with multiple sclerosis.

Couldn’t we hope for a better semantic alignment, a line which trespasses and links the patient’s narratives and the physician’s peer reviewed publication? Indeed, there are some love-sweet stories which may sound as exaggerations, too much honey embedded, in the “Omnia Amor Vincit” collection of the 121 patients with multiple sclerosis: physicians behave cautiously in front of this language as patients might suddenly relapse the day after, and fall in a depressive phase where no love is capable of curing their disease.

Odysseus is impatient to obtain the remedy for returning home (the patient wanting the drug prescription to feel well and return to life before illness), but the timing for that remedy is not appropriate, not for him at that moment in his life. ): the Phaeacians are those who pose the right questions, and embrace his guilty feelings, sorrows, wish, and hopes. Time for curiosity is over; time for showing the strong side of the personality is gone: through the narrative, Odysseus becomes aware of his vices and virtues and gives a meaning to the need to go home.

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