Telling stories: Writing narrative

Lloyd, Marjorie (2009) Telling stories: Writing narrative.

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Abstract

Narrative research is about helping people to tell their stories but it is only when these stories are crafted together do they become narratives (Frank 2008). This paper will discuss the creation of narrative from the stories of individuals who have experienced the mental health care system in the UK. Their stories highlight a number of issues that are often unheard or dismissed as being too subjective to be of value for (objective) evidenced based practice. This paper will discuss how using traditional data collection methods, stories from “hard to reach” participants can be woven together to form strong narratives. Narrative methods are used to analyse the stories in a way that will authentically support evidence based practice that at the same time respects and values the subjective collective voice.

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Additional Information: This paper was presented at the 2nd. International Conference on Narratives at Glyndŵr University in June 2008. It was published in The International Journal of Narrative Practice in Spring 2009 Volume 1(1). The Narrative Practitioner website is available here http://thenarrativepractitioner.co.uk
Keywords: Narratives, Mental Health Nursing, mental health care system
Members: Glyndŵr University
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 09:13
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2016 21:19
URI: http://collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/117

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