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January 23/30, 2002

Patients' Stories as Narrative

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Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor


Copyright 2002 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2002

JAMA. 2002;287(4):447-448. doi:10.1001/jama.287.4.447

To the Editor: Dr Charon1 states that, "By bridging the divides that separate physicians from patients, themselves, colleagues, and society, narrative medicine offers fresh opportunities for respectful, empathic, and nourishing medical care." However, this ignores the major barrier between physicians and patients: the increasing dependence on non–physician assistants for histories and even examinations.

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