Narrative Nursing

The History of Narrative Nursing

Narrative Medicine is an emerging field of study combining the stories of health care and literature with the practical application to improve the quality of patient care. The termNarrative Medicinewas first coined by Rita Charon, M.D, Ph.D. at Columbia University when she published her book, Narrative Medicine: Honoring The Stories Of Illness(Oxford University Press, 2006.)  

Those who have been trained in Narrative Medicine are equipped and qualified to teach the competencies of Narrative Medicine to health care professionals, patients and those whos lives are touched by the health care system To learn more about the Narrative Medicine program at Columbia University, please visit: