The Integration of the Medical Humanities and Narrative Knowledge into Medical Practices
Unlike any existing studies of the medical humanities, The Chief Concern of Medicinebrings to the examination of medical practices a thorough – -and clearly articulated – -exposition of the nature of narrative. The book builds on the work of linguistics, semiotics, narratology, and discourse theory and examines numerous literary works and narrative "vignettes" of medical problems, situations, and encounters. Throughout, the book presents usable expositions of the ways storytelling organizes itself to allow physicians and other healthcare workers (and even patients themselves) to be more attentive to and self-conscious about the information – -the "narrative knowledge" – -of the patient's story.
At the senior year of college, Summer goes to her parents’ country house to finish working on her college thesis at peace, but after an injury that she has had during a walk in nature, she meets an elderly man, a friend of her parents, who helps her out, but asks that she helps him out, as well, regarding one thing…
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