Chapter 19. The Role of Stories and Storytelling in Organisational Change Efforts: A Field Study of an Emerging “community of practice” within the UK National Health Service

  1. Brian Hurwitz1,
  2. Trisha Greenhalgh2 and
  3. Vieda Skultans3
  1. Paul Bate

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755167.ch20

Narrative Research in Health and Illness

Narrative Research in Health and Illness

How to Cite

Bate, P. (2004) The Role of Stories and Storytelling in Organisational Change Efforts: A Field Study of an Emerging “community of practice” within the UK National Health Service, in Narrative Research in Health and Illness (eds B. Hurwitz, T. Greenhalgh and V. Skultans), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470755167.ch20

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Medicine and the Arts, Department of English, King's College London, UK

  2. 2

    Professor of Primary Health Care, University College London, UK

  3. 3

    Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Bristol, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727917928

Online ISBN: 9780470755167

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Keywords:

  • storytelling;
  • community;
  • politicised affairs;
  • contestation;
  • healthcare

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Background

  • Context

  • Travellers' tales

  • Discussion

  • Concluding remarks

  • Acknowledgement