Narrative medicine approach as a way to overcome communicative difficulties in genomic medicine

Authors: Lavrentyeva S.V. Published: 04.03.2020
Published in issue: #1(81)/2020  
DOI: 10.18698/2306-8477-2020-1-646  
Category: The Humanities in Technical University | Chapter: Philosophy Science  
Keywords: narrative approach, communication in medicine, speech act

The paper analyzes the narrative approach as a tool for overcoming communication difficulties in genetic counseling. The features of communication difficulties in genetic counseling are determined on the basis of J.R. Searle’s classification of illocutionary acts and it is shown how the appropriate adjustment of some elements of the narrative approach can help to build an individual patient's story and involve him in the process of his own treatment.

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