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Developing narrative research in supportive and palliative care : the focus on illness narratives.

Bingley, Amanda F. and Thomas, Carol and Brown, J. and Reeve, J. and Payne, Sheila (2008) Developing narrative research in supportive and palliative care : the focus on illness narratives. Palliative Medicine, 22 (5). pp. 653-658. ISSN 1477-030X

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Abstract

The phenomenon of the ‘illness narrative' is well-documented, in the last 25 years, of increasing interest to researchers in health and social sciences. Personal stories about the experience of facing the end of life also have an established history of particular relevance for palliative care clinicians. In this article, we review and describe a range of narrative analysis approaches that may be of use in palliative care. In particular, we distinguish between qualitative analysis applied to narratives and narrative analysis as a method. We discuss the potential benefits and challenges in the use of narrative research methods as a means to deepen our understanding of patient, carer and health professionals' experience, and to support improvements in end of life care policy and practice.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Palliative Medicine
Uncontrolled Keywords: illness narratives • narrative research methods • supportive and palliative care research
Subjects: ?? r1 ??
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Applied Social Science
ID Code: 32659
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 01 Apr 2010 14:31
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2018 00:06
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/32659

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