Medication narratives

Karen C. Lloyd, Kath Ryan, Paul Bissell

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Medication narratives are stories told about medicines in people’s everyday lives that are embedded within broader stories of illness and health. They can be embedded in naturally occurring talk or text, elicited through a research interview, or even created through images, such as artwork, photographs, or video. We present several exemplars drawn from diverse sources and discuss a number of methodological approaches to analyzing narratives. Greater attention to medication narratives may enhance patient healing and improve patient care, enhance pharmacy education, and complement more traditional approaches to pharmacy practice research, fostering stronger interdisciplinary ties with the social sciences and humanities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy
EditorsZaheer-Ud-Din Babar
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780128127360
ISBN (Print)9780128127353
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2019


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