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Narrative Medicine Across Languages and Cultures: Using Minimal English for Increased Comparability of Patients' Narratives

Peeters, Bert; Marini, Maria Giulia


Narrative medicine is an approach to medicine which seeks to combine with and enhance conventional evidence-based medicine by adding perspectives and experience in medical humanities. The chapter expounds on the importance of effective communication with patients and in particular on the importance of having some structured protocols (scripts, interview prompts, and the like) to encourage more comprehensive and effective patient narratives and to allow for increased comparability between them....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Minimal English for a Global World: Improved Communication Using Fewer Words
DOI: .1007/978-3-319-62512-6_11


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