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  • Nonviolent communication and narrative medicine for health and well-being is a remarkable work that weaves together health humanities, global health, literature, moral psychology, and medicine. Marini’s extraordinary command of a wide breadth of topics gives rise to some deep insights on the nature of violence and how listening to one another’s narratives can provide a way to a better world. It is not only a work that wonderfully demonstrates the instrumental values of the humanities in epidemiology and clinical medicine, it is also a powerful reminder of the intrinsic importance of kindness and compassion. Marini manages to offer compelling analyses of communication in addition to inspiring us to be better people. It is a transformative work that readers will revisit again and again.” 

Dien Ho, PhD 

Director of the Center for Health Humanities, Professor of Philosophy and Healthcare Ethics 

School of Arts and Science  

  • “In her latest book on health and well-being, Maria Giulia Marini weaves together two different threads from contemporary thinking: non-violent communication and narrative medicine. Intertwining these two is entirely original on her part and an act of creative imagination, but she makes it appear both necessary and inevitable. Drawing on her deep knowledge of literature, philosophy and health care, she shows readers persuasively how you cannot enhance well-being without paying attention to stories, and you cannot attend to stories without curiosity, empathy and clarity about needs and wishes. Every health care professional will benefit from its extensive scholarship and deep humanity.”  

Dr John Launer. author of “Narrative-Based Practice in Health and Social Care: Conversations Inviting Change.”  

Honorary Lifetime Consultant at the Tavistock Clinic, London and Columnist for the British Medical Journal 

  • Da Muiris Houston 

Medical Journalist, The Irish Times’ of ‘Prof of Narrative Based Medicine, Trinity College Dublin’. 

“This is a powerful book, which places narrative medicine at the centre of answers to the increasing violence that pervades society. By focussing on non-violent communication Maria Giulia Marini opens the door to the human qualities that challenge violence. She shows us how to transition sensitively from violent to peaceful narrative. The book is a must-read and a tour de force for the times we live in.” 

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