"Patient-centred care" is the recent response to the malaise produced in the field of health care from the point of view both of a technical mentality and the paternalistic model. The interest in the story-telling approach shown by both the humanities and the social sciences has favoured a "narrative turn" in medicine too, where the new ethics of therapeutic relationship consider the hermeneutic method a means by which to integrate evidence and subjectivity, scientific data and patient experience. The aim of this paper is to show how Ricoeur's theory of "threefold mimesis" makes a conceptual contribution to the use of narrative interviews in nursing and also be successfully transferred into and applied in the field of healthcare in general. First, the paper examines how this narrative approach might open up new possibilities for the acquisition of in-depth knowledge of patients' life experiences, a condition indispensable for the improvement of the quality of care. Secondly, it highlights how this Ricoeurian method seems capable of provide an opportunity for healthcare professionals to review their own understanding of the caregiver-patient therapeutic relationship, beginning with their confrontation with the patient's world as revealed by the narrative they provide.

Russo, M.T. (2021). Ricoeur's hermeneutic arc and the "narrative turn" in the ethics of care. MEDICINE, HEALTH CARE AND PHILOSOPHY [10.1007/s11019-021-10020-9].

Ricoeur's hermeneutic arc and the "narrative turn" in the ethics of care

Russo, Maria Teresa
2021

Abstract

"Patient-centred care" is the recent response to the malaise produced in the field of health care from the point of view both of a technical mentality and the paternalistic model. The interest in the story-telling approach shown by both the humanities and the social sciences has favoured a "narrative turn" in medicine too, where the new ethics of therapeutic relationship consider the hermeneutic method a means by which to integrate evidence and subjectivity, scientific data and patient experience. The aim of this paper is to show how Ricoeur's theory of "threefold mimesis" makes a conceptual contribution to the use of narrative interviews in nursing and also be successfully transferred into and applied in the field of healthcare in general. First, the paper examines how this narrative approach might open up new possibilities for the acquisition of in-depth knowledge of patients' life experiences, a condition indispensable for the improvement of the quality of care. Secondly, it highlights how this Ricoeurian method seems capable of provide an opportunity for healthcare professionals to review their own understanding of the caregiver-patient therapeutic relationship, beginning with their confrontation with the patient's world as revealed by the narrative they provide.
Russo, M.T. (2021). Ricoeur's hermeneutic arc and the "narrative turn" in the ethics of care. MEDICINE, HEALTH CARE AND PHILOSOPHY [10.1007/s11019-021-10020-9].
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