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British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research

British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, ISSN: 2231-0614,Vol.: 21, Issue.: 6




Narratives: Discovering the Social Dimensions of Disease



Bruno da Rocha Alves Lira1, Leonardo Nunes Ferreira1, Gabriel Pereira Bernardo1*, Lorena Pereira Bernardo1, Ruth Figueiredo de Araujo1, Marissa Rayanne Moreira de Alencar1, Emília Santos Costa1 and Modesto Leite Rolim Neto2

1School of Medicine, Faculdade de Medicina Estácio de Juazeiro do Norte (FMJ), Juazeiro do Norte, Ceará, Brazil.

2School of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Cariri (UFCA), Barbalha, Ceará, Brazil.




Narrative research includes a variety of approaches that rely on the written or spoken word, or on the visual expressions of individuals. These approaches typically focus on individuals’ lives from the lens of their own stories. The emphasis in such approaches is on the story, typically on the what and how of the narration. Indeed, narratives have become a catchword in the social sciences today; it promises to open up new fields of inquiry and in devising creative solutions to persistent problems.


Keywords :

Narrative therapy; disease; narrative research.


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DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2017/33464

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