Introduction: Embodiment, Identity, and the Patient’s Story

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This introduction looks at the links between medicine and narrative, arguing that patients’ stories have a valuable role to play in patient-centered healthcare. Two particular areas are addressed: first, the ways in which first-person expressions of embodied experience may contribute to medicine’s empathetic endeavor; and second, the lack of research to date into autopathography in the French-speaking world.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalL'Esprit Créateur
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 04 Jul 2016

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