Narratives on Medical Practice: a Phenomenological-Hermeneutic Perspective

Journal title SALUTE E SOCIETÀ
Author/s Guido Giarelli
Publishing Year 2010 Issue 2010/2
Language Italian Pages 17 P. 50-66 File size 303 KB
DOI 10.3280/SES2010-002005
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Narrative-based Medicine is increasingly widespread among various medical fields and health professionals, but the kind of therapeutic and general expectations it raises can be seriously questioned: this in order to consider the actual value narrative represents for the clinical relationship from a phenomenologicalhermeneutic perspective. Two central issues for the analysis of clinical narratives are, from this respect, a ‘close reading’ of the sequences of action described by both the sufferer and the professional and of the meanings involved on one side, and of the hermeneutic dialogue which takes place in the clinical context on the other side.

Keywords: Narrative-Based Medicine, phenomenological-hermeneutic perspective, illness, disease, hermeneutic dialogue

Guido Giarelli, Narrare la pratica medica: una prospettiva fenomenologica-ermeneutica in "SALUTE E SOCIETÀ" 2/2010, pp 50-66, DOI: 10.3280/SES2010-002005