Use of patient narratives in promoting recovery from depression
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Use of patient narratives in promoting recovery from depression

Damien Ridge Professor of health studies, University of Westminster, London

This article uses the example of depression to explore the role of patient narratives in promoting recovery from mental ill health. The increasing use of patient narratives presents specific challenges for healthcare professionals. The author explores some key issues that patients with depression are focusing on, including what they expect from healthcare professionals. The article discusses how professionals might usefully engage with depression narratives.

Nursing Standard. 26, 47,35-40. doi: 10.7748/ns2012.07.26.47.35.c9225

Correspondence

d.ridge@westminster.ac.uk

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