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Keywords:

  • narrative medicine;
  • illness narrative;
  • pathography

Abstract

An call for papers on the topic of narrative medicine as it pertains to the practice of clinical genetics, this article briefly reviews the tenets of narrative medicine and the ethical issues associated with publishing patients' and doctors' stories. It is an invitation to the readership of the American Journal of Medical Genetics to share its stories of caring for and living with genetic conditions in our new column called Frameshifts. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.