International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

‘Narrative Competence’ in Help and Care. The Contribution of Narrative Medicine
Emanuela Guarcello

The paper aims at deepening the meaning of narrative competence in the field of care and help work. A fuller awareness of narrative competence allows both professionals and carers to better understand, interprete and respond to the stories of illness and difficulties told by the assisted person and define the best path to adopt. Explaining what the narrative competence are allows to pave the way to create paths of continuing medical education for doctors, educators, health and social workers.

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