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Nurs Stand. 2012 Jul 25-31;26(47):35-40.

Use of patient narratives in promoting recovery from depression.

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  • 1University 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.

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