A narrative future for Health Care
Report dalla “Narrative Medicine Conference” di Londra, promossa dal King’s College in collaborazione con la Columbia University di New York.
There were no boundaries between medical literature and patient’s chronicles. This was the first thing on which people at congress were somewhat in agreement: while the literature professors were keeping high the flag that literature is beyond fictions, on the other hand the scientists were more sceptical on “imagining and inventing too much”. And I was one of the latter wing, until I stopped myself in starting to judge – or prejudge- and started to get the possible reasons why. And before trying to give a clue for such a “melting pot” between real life stories and literature, let me talk about ideas and facts which have been presented at the congress.
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