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Why Public Health Needs Narrative

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Duration: 0:29:21 | Added: 12 Sep 2018
An introduction to an often overlooked context for using narrative in healthcare: public health.

A creative writer and public health practitioner and researcher, Lise Saffran explains the practice and rationale for using narrative in public health as opposed to clinical or medical contexts. We explore in particular the difficulties of constructing and assessing truth versus salience or persuasiveness in public health narratives, and how working with narrative changes the nature of research practice and communication.

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