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Narrative and the Cultural Construction of Illness and Healing$
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Cheryl Mattingly and Linda Garro

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780520218246

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520218246.001.0001

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“Fiction” and “Historicity” in Doctors' Stories

“Fiction” and “Historicity” in Doctors' Stories

Social and Narrative Dimensions of Learning Medicine

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(p.50) Two “Fiction” and “Historicity” in Doctors' Stories
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Narrative and the Cultural Construction of Illness and Healing
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Cheryl Mattingly

Linda C. Garro

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520218246.003.0002

This chapter shows just how deep narrative runs in the daily medical world. It studies the central moral dimensions of medical practice, while noting that narrative seems to provide the place where difficult and disturbing moral issues can be raised. It introduces the notion of “narrative practices,” and stresses the point that the “medicalized object” is formed in narrative terms. The chapter also uses narrative in order to study the “temporal dimension of disease and the struggle to find coherent plots”.

Keywords:   narrative, medical world, moral dimensions, medical practice, moral issues, narrative practices, medicalized object, narrative terms, temporal dimension

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