The Narrative--adding it to our medical toolbox

For those of you who may be finding this blog for the first time via my newly published piece in The Magazine, the piece linked via the title may be of interest.

Long ago, in medical school, I took a course in Narrative Medicine from Rita Charon and Nellie Hermann. It's a fascinating idea and I agree with the JAMA piece that it needs to be part of our armamentarium, together with evidence-driven care.

And credit where credit is due, to Seth Trueger, also @MDAware on Twitter, for sending me this great JAMA article.