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Perspectives on narrative medicine

Authors Saberi-Movahed AS, Waqar S, Salha A

Received 22 January 2018

Accepted for publication 29 January 2018

Published 9 March 2018 Volume 2018:13 Pages 875—877


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Richard Russell

Amir-Seena Saberi-Movahed, Syed Waqar, Ahmad Salha

Faculty of Medicine, St George’s Hospital Medical School, London, UK

We read the article on the relationship between narrative medicine and the positive outcomes reflected in COPD management, by Banfi et al1 with great interest. We were particularly intrigued by how the simple documentation of parallel charts could improve the patient–doctor relationship and patient adherence to treatment. It made us evaluate narrative medicine from different perspectives.

Authors’ reply
Antonietta Cappuccio, Maria Giulia Marini

Healthcare Area, Fondazione ISTUD, Milan, Italy

We read the letter of Saberi-Movahed et al and we are pleased that our paper1 has aroused interest in other care professionals. Although the first articles on narrative medicine and the use of parallel charts were already published in the early 2000s,2 there are few papers published on this topic and we, as a research center, are striving to give narrative research the acknowledgment and role it is worthy of.

View the original paper by Banfi and colleagues.

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