Discussion: Significance of Narrative Medicine
Choose one of the articles for this week and write a brief summary of the main ideas presented (200 words).
A summary is a condensed version of all the main points in an essay or article. More information on summarizing can be found at the following websites: https://public.wsu.edu/mejia/Summary.htm and https://writing.colostate.edu/comparchive/rst/resource9.cfm.
Following the summary of the article you chose, create an open-ended question to spark a discussion about the topics covered this week. The questions should spark discussions rather than being answered in a yes or no format. Your classmates will write a short essay in response to your question.
The following are some examples of open-ended questions from the Module 1 Readings:
How can learning (reading/writing) narratives influence the work of a health provider, physician, or nurse?
What role does narrative medicine play?
How much time should a doctor spend with a patient listening to their story? Describe your reaction.
How does narrative medicine affect the sick or people suffering from health problems?
Rubric for IHS 2215 Article Summary.pdf
The Discussion Board is accessible through the “Group – Discussion Boards” tab.
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Use a standard 10 to 12 point typeface (10 to 12 characters per inch). Smaller or compressed type, as well as papers with narrow margins or single spacing, are difficult to read. It is preferable to allow your essay to exceed the recommended number of pages rather than attempting to compress it into fewer pages.
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The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced, and have a one-inch margin on all four sides of each page. When submitting hard copies, use white paper and print with dark ink. It will be difficult to follow your argument if it is difficult to read your essay