Health communication: Creativity in conversation and in research related to narrative practice in health care

Mariann B. Sørensen

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The aim in modern health care service: to engage people in health promotion and well-being, and the aim in nursing and in narrative medicine: to include the perspectives of the patient and the relatives creates new opportunities and challenges for the domain of health care research as well as practice. Healthcare providers have to deal with the subjective construction of experiences, narratives including metaphors, beliefs etc. This requires a renewed discussion of the phenomenological hermeneutic approach and the request for empathy as part of grasping the patient’s perspective. Health communication changes from information to conversation and
negotiation of a chared understanding and challenges the concept of professionalism. The success of conversations depends on the interactions and the capacity to deal with several voices in a complex context. The study discusses the opportunity to develop this “skill” in health education and to refine the capacity in practice using creativity and artistic approaches.
StatusUdgivet - 2013
BegivenhedIHSRC 2013 - , Danmark
Varighed: 8 okt. 2013 → …


KonferenceIHSRC 2013
Periode08/10/2013 → …


  • Health communication
  • creativity
  • narratives