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Narrative and Stories in Health CareIllness, dying and bereavement$
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Yasmin Gunaratnam and David Oliviere

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199546695

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546695.001.0001

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Spiritual care and attentiveness to narrative

Spiritual care and attentiveness to narrative

(p.207) Chapter 13 Spiritual care and attentiveness to narrative
Narrative and Stories in Health Care

Rachel Stanworth

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the mysteries and poetics of narrated experience as they are disclosed through symbol, metaphor, and paradox, and which demand committed attention as well. The concept of spirituality is also discussed in this chapter, and is defined as the interpretive story and values of shared human experience.

Keywords:   mysteries, poetics, narrated experience, spirituality, shared human experience

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