A Critical Review of Narrative-Based Medicine — Its Recent Development and Prospective Outlook

Ye, Yun-jie and Huang, Mimi (2015) A Critical Review of Narrative-Based Medicine — Its Recent Development and Prospective Outlook. Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine, 15 (2). pp. 108-112. ISSN 1671-5144

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Narrative-based medicine is a medical model that provides clinicians with a constructivist approach to understanding, empathizing and acting upon patients’ experience of pain and illness. This medical model can work parallel to, and can be integrated with, evidence-based medicine in clinical practice. This article provides a comprehensive review of narrative-based medicine, examining its theoretical background, its development and its implementation in recent medical practice. The dialectical relationship between narrative medicine and evidence-based medicine is discussed before an integrated framework is proposed that allows both medical models to work together in China’s medical care system. Finally, it argues that the narrative-based model can play an important role in China’s fast-moving translational medicine.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: narrative-based medicine; doctor-patient relationship; narrative competence; social construction; translational medicine
Subjects: A300 Clinical Medicine
B300 Complementary Medicine
B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
L300 Sociology
Q100 Linguistics
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Humanities
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Depositing User: Mimi Huang
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2015 14:30
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 19:24
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/22991

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