Health Care Analysis

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Story in Health and Social Care

  • Hannah BradbyEmail author
  • Janet Hargreaves
  • Mary Robson
Original Article


This paper offers a brief consideration of how narrative, in the form of people’s own stories, potentially figures in health and social care provision as part of the impulse towards patient-centred care. The rise of the epistemological legitimacy of patients’ stories is sketched here. The paper draws upon relevant literature and original writing to consider the ways in which stories can mislead as well as illuminate the process of making individual treatment care plans.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of WarwickCoventryUK
  2. 2.School of Human and Health SciencesUniversity of HuddersfieldQueensgateUK
  3. 3.NESTALondonUK

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