Patient narratives: The potential for “patient-centred” interprofessional learning?

Christian Blickem, Esther Priyadharshini

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The central theme of the paper is concerned with the educational potential that patient narratives may hold for improving patient-centred interprofessional care. It follows the processes of a research project that was required to provide an educational intervention in a multiprofessionally-staffed stroke rehabilitation ward. It discusses the evolution of the project, focusing on the ways in which patient narratives were constructed, the purposes they served, and the responses of professionals to the narratives in subsequent workshops. Along the way, the paper reflects on the responses of patients that problematise the notion of “patient-centred” care. Together with the responses of professionals to the narratives, the paper raises questions about the obstacles to and possibilities for such care.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)619-632
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Interprofessional Care
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • Patient narratives
  • patient-centredness
  • interprofessional care

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