The Role of Clinical Records in Narrative Medicine: A Discourse of Message

John W. Murphy, Jung Min Choi, Martin Cadeiras

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This article is designed to unite theory and practice. The focus of attention is the impact of narrative medicine on clinical records. Specifically important is that records are created through dialogue, whereby patients are able to grow the record through their ability to offer critiques and alternative explanations. Merely allowing patients to peruse their records, through advances in technology, is not sufficient to facilitate this aim. Various theoretical and practical considerations are discussed that may facilitate patient involvement and the creation of more accurate and relevant patient records.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-108
Number of pages6
JournalThe Permanente journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


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