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dc.contributor.authorPaley, Johnen_UK
dc.contributor.authorEva, Gailen_UK
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-10T22:35:38Z-
dc.date.available2018-04-10T22:35:38Zen_UK
dc.date.issued2005-04en_UK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/2057-
dc.description.abstractThe idea of narrative has been widely discussed in the recent health care literature, including nursing, and has been portrayed as a resource for both clinical work and research studies. However, the use of the term 'narrative' is inconsistent, and various assumptions are made about the nature (and functions) of narrative: narrative as a naive account of events; narrative as the source of 'subjective truth'; narrative as intrinsically fictional; and narrative as a mode of explanation. All these assumptions have left their mark on the nursing literature, and all of them (in our view) are misconceived. Here, we argue that a failure to distinguish between 'narrative' and 'story' is partly responsible for these misconceptions, and we offer an analysis that shows why the distinction between them is essential. In doing so, we borrow the concept of 'narrativity' from literary criticism. Narrativity is something that a text has degrees of, and our proposal is that the elements of narrativity can be 'sorted' roughly into a continuum, at the 'high narrativity' end of which we find 'story'. On our account, 'story' is an interweaving of plot and character, whose organization is designed to elicit a certain emotional response from the reader, while 'narrative' refers to the sequence of events and the (claimed) causal connections between them. We suggest that it is important not to confuse the emotional persuasiveness of the 'story' with the objective accuracy of the 'narrative', and to this end we recommend what might be called 'narrative vigilance'. There is nothing intrinsically authentic, or sacrosanct, or emancipatory, or paradigmatic about narrative itself, even though the recent health care literature has had a marked tendency to romanticize it.en_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. / International Philosophy of Nursing Societyen_UK
dc.relationPaley J & Eva G (2005) Narrative vigilance: the analysis of stories in health care, Nursing Philosophy, 6 (2), pp. 83-97. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1466-769X.2005.00195.x.en_UK
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dc.subjectexplanationen_UK
dc.subjectnarrativeen_UK
dc.subjectobjectiveen_UK
dc.subjectpatienten_UK
dc.subjectstoryen_UK
dc.subjectsubjectiveen_UK
dc.subjectNursing Philosophy Historyen_UK
dc.subjectNurse Midwivesen_UK
dc.subjectNursing Care Practice Guidelineen_UK
dc.subjectNarrative therapyen_UK
dc.titleNarrative vigilance: the analysis of stories in health careen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargodate2999-12-17en_UK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1466-769X.2005.00195.xen_UK
dc.identifier.pmid15787904en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleNursing Philosophyen_UK
dc.citation.issn1466-769Xen_UK
dc.citation.issn1466-7681en_UK
dc.citation.volume6en_UK
dc.citation.issue2en_UK
dc.citation.spage83en_UK
dc.citation.epage97en_UK
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublisheden_UK
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereeden_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.author.emailj.h.paley@stir.ac.uken_UK
dc.citation.date17/03/2005en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationHealth Sciences Health - Stirling - LEGACYen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirlingen_UK
dc.identifier.scopusid2-s2.0-18944377123en_UK
dc.identifier.wtid892065en_UK
dc.date.firstcompliantdepositdate2010-02-17en_UK
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