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The power of storytelling

Anna Kelsey-Sugg

The impact of 'patient narrative' - first-hand stories of illness and injury - shouldn't be underestimated. (Includes video footage.)

If you were coming to terms with an illness or injury, which would have more impact on your attitude during recovery: medical advice and information, or the story of another person’s experience with the same affliction, as told by them? ‘Patient narrative’, the account of illness events experienced by the narrator, is the sharing of first-hand experiences, rather than the retelling of other people’s experiences. I...

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