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Patients’ stories in healthcare curricula: Learning the art of healthcare practice with patients

Wong, Ken Yan, Job, Claire ORCID: and Anstey, Sally ORCID: 2020. Patients’ stories in healthcare curricula: Learning the art of healthcare practice with patients. Journal of Further and Higher Education 44 (6) , pp. 729-738. 10.1080/0309877X.2019.1596234

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In a previous article, we theorised that patients’ stories prepare students by allowing them to reflect on their practice in the safety of the academic environment. This article furthers this theory by arguing that, when engaging with patients through storytelling, students grow epistemologically, whereby they develop knowledge about empathetic practice, and ontologically, whereby they learn to form and maintain relationships with the patients in their care. These new forms of knowing then inform practice and their professional decision making. Patients’ stories galvanise students to think more deeply about their practice and their patient engagement. Through that, they develop their art of healthcare practice, becoming competent, empathetic practitioners who are constantly motivated to developing their practice.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0309-877X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 9 May 2019
Date of Acceptance: 12 March 2019
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 21:24

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