REPRESENTATIVE RESEARCH ON NARRATIVE MEDICINE
The following representative samples of foundational work are drawn from Rita Charon’s Principles and Practice of Narrative Medicine (NY: Oxford University Press, 2016). More recent studies appear at the end of this list.
Arntfield, Shannon, Kris Slesar, Jennifer Dickson, and Rita Charon. “Narrative Medicine as a Means of Training Medical School Students toward Residency Competencies.” Patient Education and Counseling 91 (2013): 280–86.
Aronson, Louise, Brian Niehaus, Laura Hill-Sakurai, Cindy Lai, and Patricia S. O’Sullivan. “A Comparison of Two Methods of Teaching Reflective Ability in Year 3 Medical Students.” Medical Education 46 (2012): 807–14.
Baldwin, Clive. “Narrative Ethics for Narrative Care.” Journal of Aging Studies 34 (2015): 183–89.
Baron, Richard J. “An Introduction to Medical Phenomenology: I Can’t Hear You While I’m Listening.” Annals of Internal Medicine 103, no. 4 (1985): 606–11.
Boudreau, J. Donald, Stephen Liben, and Abraham Fuks. “A Faculty Development Workshop in Narrative-based Reflective Writing.” Perspectives in Medical Education 1 (2012): 143–54.
Branch, William T., Jr., Richard Frankel, Catherine F. Gracey, Paul M. Haidet, Peter F. Weissmann, Paul Cantey, Gary A. Mitchell, and Thomas S. Inui. “A Good Clinician and a Caring Person: Longitudinal Faculty Development and the Enhancement of the Human Dimensions of Care.” Academic Medicine 84, no. 1 (2009): 117–26.
Branch, William T. Treating the Whole Patient: Passing Time-Honoured Skills for Building Doctor-Patient Relationships on to Generations of Doctors. Medical Education 48, no. 1 (2014): 67-74.
Chambers, Sarah, and Julie Glickstein. “Making a Case for Narrative Competency in the Field of Fetal Cardiology.” Literature and Medicine 29, no. 2 (Fall 2011): 376–95.
Charon, Rita. “At the Membranes of Care: Stories in Narrative Medicine.” Academic Medicine 87, no. 3 (2012): 342–47.
Charon, Rita. “Why Read and Write in the Clinic? The Contributions of Narrative Medicine to Health Care.” In Routledge Handbook of Language and Health Communication, edited by Heidi Hamilton and Wen-Ying Sylvia Chou, 245–58. New York: Routledge, 2014.
Charon, Rita. “Writing in the Clinic, or What Might Be Expressed?” In The Future of Scholarly Writing: Critical Interventions, edited by Angelika Bammer and Ruth-Ellen Boetcher Joeres, 87–99. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Clark, Phillip G. “Emerging Themes in Using Narrative in Geriatric Care: Implications for Patient-Centered Practice and Interprofessional Teamwork.” Journal of Aging Studies 34 (2015): 177–82.
Clark, Phillip G. “Narrative in Interprofessional Education and Practice: Implications for Professional Identity, Provider-Patient Communication and Teamwork.” Journal of Interprofessional Care 28, no. 1 (2014): 34–39.
DasGupta, Sayantani, and Rita Charon. “Personal Illness Narratives: Using Reflective Writing to Increase Empathy.” Academic Medicine 79, no. 4 (April 2004): 351–56.
Devlin, Michael, Boyd Richards, Hetty Cunningham, Urmi Desai, Owen Lewis, Andrew Mutnick, Mary Ann Nidiry, Prantik Saha, and Rita Charon. “‘Where Does the Circle End?’: Representation as a Critical Aspect of Reflection in Teaching Social and Behavioral Sciences in Medicine.” Academic Psychiatry 39, no. 6 (2014): 669–77.
Donzelli, Gianpaolo, Erika Maria Paddeu, Francesca D’Alessandro, and Alessandro Nanni Costa. “The Role of Narrative Medicine in Pregnancy after Liver Transplantation.” Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine 28, no. 2 (2015): 158–61.
Epstein, Ronald. “Qualitative Analysis of Medical Student Impressions of a Narrative Exercise in the Third-Year Psychiatry Clerkship.” Academic Medicine 86, no. 1 (2011): 85–89.
Frank, Arthur W. “Narrative Ethics as Dialogical Story-Telling.” Narrative Ethics: The Role of Stories in Bioethics, special report, Hastings Center Report 44 (2014): S16–S20.
Greer, Annette G., Maria Clay, Amy Blue, Clyde H. Evans, and David Garr. “The Status of Interprofessional Education and Interprofessional Prevention Education in Academic Health Centers: A National Baseline Study.” Academic Medicine 89, no. 5 (2014): 799–805.
Guillemin, Marilys, and Lynn Gillam. “Emotions, Narratives, and Ethical Mindfulness.” Academic Medicine 90, no. 6 (2015): 726–31.
Hellerstein, David. “‘The City of the Hospital’: On Teaching Medical Students to Write.” Journal of Medical Humanities 36, no. 4 (2015): 269–89.
Hojat, Mohammadreza, Michael J. Vergare, Kaye Maxwell, George Brainard, Steven K. Herrine, Gerald A. Isenberg, Jon Veloski, and Joseph S. Gonnella. “The Devil is in the Third Year: A Longitudinal Study of Erosion of Empathy in Medical School.” Academic Medicine 84, no. 9 (2009): 1182–91.
Huyler, Frank. “The Woman in the Mirror: Humanities in Medicine.” Academic Medicine 88, no. 7 (2013): 918–20. Jones, Anne Hudson. “Literature and Medicine: Narrative Ethics.” Lancet 349, no. 9060 (1995): 1243–46.
Lewis, Bradley. “Narrative Medicine and Healthcare Reform.” Journal of Medical Humanities 32, no. 9 (2011): 9–20.
Leys, Ruth. “The Turn to Affect: A Critique.” Critical Inquiry 37, no. 3 (Spring 2011): 434–72.
Liben, Stephen, Kevin Chin, J. Donald Boudreau, Miriam Boillat, and Yvonne Steinert. “Assessing a Faculty Development Workshop in Narrative Medicine.” Medical Teacher 34, no. 12 (2012): e813–e819.
Lieberman, Matthew D., Ruth Gaunt, Daniel T. Gilbert, and Yaacov Trope. “Reflexion and Reflection: A Social Cognitive Neuroscience Approach to Attributional Inference.” Advances in Experimental Social Psychology 34 (2002): 199–249.
Mahr, Greg. “Narrative Medicine and Decision-Making Capacity.” Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 21 (2015): 503–7.
Mann, Karen, Jill Gordon, and Anna MacLeod. “Reflection and Reflective Practice in Health Professions Education: A Systematic Review.” Advances in Health Science Education 14 (2009): 595–621.
Martinez, Cecilia. “Feeding the Soul with Words: Narrative Medicine in Pediatrics Helps Doctors, Patients with Treatment.” Connections: Columbia Women’s and Children’s Health (Spring 2015): 12–13.
Moran, Judith. “Families, Law, and Literature: The Story of a Course on Storytelling.” University of San Francisco Law Review 49, no. 1 (2015): 1–56. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2596782.
National Endowment for the Arts and Santa Fe Institute, eds. “How Creativity Works in the Brain: Insights from a Santa Fe Institute Working Group, co-sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts.” Washington, DC: National Endowment for the Arts. http://arts.gov/publications/how-creativity-works-brain.
Nowaczyk, Malgorzata J. M. “Narrative Medicine in Clinical Genetics Practice.” American Journal of Medical Genetics Practice Part A, 158A (2012): 1941–47.
Oatley, Keith. “Fiction Hones Social Skills.” Scientific American Mind 22, no. 5 (November/December 2011). http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/in-the-minds-of-others/.
Oatley, Keith. “In the Minds of Others.” Scientific American Mind 22, no. 5 (November/December 2011): 62–67. O’Toole, John. “The Story of Ethics: Narrative as a Means for Ethical Understanding and Action.” JAMA 273, no. 17 (1995): 1387–90.
Pearson, A. Scott, Michael P. McTigue, and John L. Tarpley. “Narrative Medicine in Surgical Education.” Journal of Surgical Education 65 (2009): 99–100.
Rian, Johanna, and Rachel Hammer. “The Practical Application of Narrative Medicine at Mayo Clinic: Imagining the Scaffold of a Worthy House.” Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry 37 (2013): 670–80.
Sandhu, Sima, Eleonora Arcidiacono, Eugenio Aguglia, and Stefan Priebe. “Reciprocity in Therapeutic Relationships: A Conceptual Review.” International Journal of Mental Health (2015). doi:10.1111/inm.12160.
Sands, Stephen, Patricia Stanley, and Rita Charon. “Pediatric Narrative Oncology: Interprofessional Training to Promote Empathy, Build Teams, and Prevent Burnout.” Journal of Supportive Oncology 6 (2008): 307–12.
Shapiro, Johanna. “The Feeling Physician: Educating the Emotions in Medical Training.” European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare 1, no. 2 (2013): 310–16.
Shapiro, Johanna, Deborah Kasman, and Audrey Shafer. “Words and Wards: A Model of Reflective Writing and Its Uses in Medical Education.” Journal of Medical Humanities 27 (2006): 231–44.
Street, Richard L., Jr., Howard Gordon, and Paul Haidet. “Physicians’ Communication and Perceptions of Patients: Is It How They Look, How They Talk, or Is It Just the Doctor?” Social Science and Medicine 65 (2007): 586–98.
Vannatta, Seth, and Jerry Vannatta. “Functional Realism: A Defense of Narrative Medicine.” Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 38 (2013): 32–49.
Wald, Hedy S., Jeffrey Borkan, Julie Scott Taylor, David Anthony, and Shmuel P. Reis. “Fostering and Evaluating Reflective Capacity in Medical Education: Developing the REFLECT Rubric for Assessing Reflective Writing.” Academic Medicine 97 (2012): 355.
Wald, Hedy S., Stephen W. Davis, Shmuel Reis, Alicia D. Monroe, and Jeffrey M. Borkan. “Reflecting on Reflections: Enhancements of Medical Education Curriculum with Structured Field Notes and Guided Feedback.” Academic Medicine 84 (2009): 830–37.
Wear, Delese, Joseph Zarconi, Rebecca Garden, and Therese Jones. “Reflection in/and Writing: Pedagogy and Practice in Medical Education.” Academic Medicine 87 (2012): 603–9.
White, Michael. “Working with People Who Are Suffering the Consequences of Multiple Trauma: A Narrative Perspective.” The International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work 1 (2004): 44–75.
Winkel, Abigail Ford, Nellie Hermann, Mark J. Graham, and Rini B. Ratan. “No Time to Think: Making Room for Reflection in Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency.” Journal of Graduate Medical Education 2 (2010): 610–15.
Woods, Angela. “The Limits of Narrative: Provocations for the Medical Humanities.” Medical Humanities 37 (2011): 73–78.
Representative Samples of Recent Research on Narrative Medicine
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