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Narrative Ethics

  1. Stephen C Brock

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005885

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How to Cite

Brock, S. C. 2006. Narrative Ethics. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Medical Education Consultant, Bexley, Ohio, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

Abstract

Narrative ethics is one approach to medical ethics of the clinical encounter. Narrative ethics is the form of medical ethics that accounts for personal identity experienced as life-narrative. It expands the scope of ‘beneficence’ as it is usually manifest by the professional in the clinical encounter. It is a tool in the phenomenological analysis of illness experiences with the potential for influencing professional practice.

Keywords:

  • ethics;
  • narrative;
  • medical genetics;
  • medical ethics