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Languages of Care in Narrative Medicine

Words, Space and Time in the Healthcare Ecosystem

Authors: Marini, Maria Giulia

  • Integrates linguistic science into neuroscience, providing readers with the narrative and “soft skills” competence to improve wellbeing
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  • Presents a view of the healthcare system as an “echo system” created by complex interactions
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  • Discusses clinical settings, and offers comments by and interviews with experts in the field
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About this book

This book explains how narrative medicine can improve evidence based medicine (EBM), making it more effective and efficient, giving patients better quality of life and offering more satisfaction to all health care providers.
It discusses not only the disease experienced by the person who is ill, but also focuses on the context and the culture, and investigates how narrative medicine can make other disciplines around the globe more applicable, less manipulative, and more “scientific”. Only by integrating the narrative aspects, can EBM become more effective and efficient, with fewer uncured patients, more satisfied patients with a better quality of life, and satisfaction for all health care providers.
Every chapter is divided into two main sections: the first presents the latest research in the field, with comments and interviews with experts, while the second section provides a list of practical exercises and tasks.
The book is intended for anyone with an interest in caring for and curing patients: all care providers of care, physicians, general practitioners, specialists nurses, psychotherapists, counselors, social workers, providers of aid, healthcare managers, scientific societies, academics and researchers.

About the authors

Maria Giulia Marini is an epidemiologist, counselor at the Health and Wellness Department of the Fondazione ISTUD, Baveno, Italy. With a classic humanistic background, she had a scientific academic training in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology, and specialized in epidemiology and pharmacology,: She developed a specific interest in the integration of humanities and sciences to favour care   humanization and to offer patients  a health system more in line with their needs. With 28 years of professional experience in health care, she is currently on the board of Italian Society of Narrative Medicine, tenured professor of Narrative Medicine at Humanitas University of Milan, Faculty of Medicine,  and referee for  WHO for  “Narrative Method in Public Health.”  Author of more than 100 national publications and several international publications, in 2013 she founded the online journal Chronicle of Narrative Medicine.


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Narrative Medicine and Narrative Care: Developments in the Field—The State of Art of Narrative Methodologies in Healthcare, Success and Pitfalls as Well as New Perspective on Methodologies

    Marini, Maria Giulia

    Pages 1-12

  • Narrative Medicine Encounters on Language and Linguistics: Natural Semantic Metalanguage and the Role of Universal Words in Health and Illness

    Marini, Maria Giulia

    Pages 13-24

  • Narrative Medicine Across Countries: Bridging the Gap of Cultural Differences Through Linguistic Methodology, from Universal to Local Cultural Scripts of Illness. The Narrative of an Intercontinental Collaboration on Linguistics

    Marini, Maria Giulia

    Pages 25-44

  • Between Narrative Medicine and Storytelling in the Healthcare Ecosystem: Narrative Medicine and Medical Humanities and Their Impact on Education and Training of Healthcare Providers

    Marini, Maria Giulia

    Pages 45-57

  • Among Health, Illness and Time: Chronic Disease, Waiting Time, Recovery, Perception of Time and Resting Time

    Marini, Maria Giulia

    Pages 59-77

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-94727-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-94726-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Languages of Care in Narrative Medicine
Book Subtitle
Words, Space and Time in the Healthcare Ecosystem
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-94727-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-94727-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-94726-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 218
Number of Illustrations
11 illustrations in colour
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