Why storytelling and writing are so important in medicine [PODCAST]

“They needed the final story to let go of her body, yet retain her spirit.

Looking back on it, that’s when I saw the greatest honor of all — the everyday honor of storytelling for our patients. Maybe that’s the only cure we have for death … translating what happens from the body into the world. Perhaps that is the last frontier of care: sharing the understanding of how we get to the end — just as much as how we got to the beginning. Maybe, we should reframe the last note we write for our patients — and make it the last story we share instead.”

Giannina L. Garces-Ambrossi Muncey is a critical care physician.

She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “Your greatest role as a doctor? Storyteller.

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