Health narratives are personal stories of health care experiences written by patients, families, or healthcare professionals.
Drawing on the principles of Narrative Medicine, the use of published health narratives has the potential to benefit clinical education, practice, wellness, and patient experience. Studies have demonstrated several benefits to health professionals and learners: building empathy and compassion, promoting interdisciplinary practice and understanding, increasing the understanding of how the healthcare system is viewed and experienced by patients, and encouraging self-expression.
The stories listed below focus on the five patient values listed in the UHN Declaration of Patient Values and their related behaviours.
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