The story of narrative medicine is dynamic and is examined here, exploring specific cross-disciplinary research involving both storytelling and storylistening in the context of health care. Specific findings concerning storysharing in a variety of health communities are described, and a functional model is offered for understanding the effects of storied communication for both caregivers and carereceivers. The current challenges of research into storytelling and healing are explored, positioning the special issue articles into future directions for scholarship on stories as medicine.
"Rx Storysharing, prn: Stories as Medicine; Prologue to the Special Healing Issue,"
Storytelling, Self, Society: Vol. 1
, Article 1.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/storytelling/vol1/iss2/1