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Narrative and Stories in Health Care: Illness, dying and bereavement

Yasmin Gunaratnam and David Oliviere


The use of narrative methods has a long history in palliative care, pioneered by Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of the modern hospice movement. This book provides a multidisciplinary examination of work with narrative and stories in contemporary health and social care, with a focus on the care of people who are ill and dying. It animates the academic literature with ‘real-world’ examples from international contributors, including palliative care service users and those working in the social and human sciences, medicine, theology, and the creative arts. The book addresses and clarifies core issu ... More

Keywords: narrative, palliative care, Dame Cicely Saunders, stories, ethical dilemmas, challenges

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199546695
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546695.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yasmin Gunaratnam, editor
Lecturer, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
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David Oliviere, editor
Director of Education and Training, St Christopher's Hospice; Visiting Professor, School of Health and Social Sciences, Middlesex University, UK

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