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Stories Matter (Reflective Bioethics)

Stories Matter (Reflective Bioethics) 



  • Rita Charon
  • Martha Montello


  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (June 14, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415928389
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415928380
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.64 ounces


Book Description 

The doctor patient relationship starts with a story. Doctors’ notes, a patient’s chart, the recommendations of ethics committees and insurance justifications all hinge on written and verbal narrative interaction. The "practice" of narrative profoundly affects decision making, patient health and treatment and the everyday practice of medicine. In this edited collection, the contributors provide conceptual foundations, practical guidelines and theoretical considerations central to the practice of narrative ethics. 

Book Info

Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Provides conceptual foundations, practical guidelines, and theoretical considerations central to the practice of narrative ethics. Uses case histories to explore the methods physicians and ethicists use to make some of their most difficult moral decisions. For bioethicists and practitioners. Softcover, hardcover available. 

About the Author(s)

Rita Charon, M.D. is Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons and Director of the Program in Humanities and Medicine at Columbia University. Martha M. Montello is Associate Professor of History and the Philosophy of Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical School.