"The care of the sick unfolds in stories. The effective practice of healthcare requires the ability to recognize, absorb, interpret, and act on the stories and plights of others. Medicine practiced with narrative competence is a model for humane and effective medical practice. It addresses the need of patients and caregivers to voice their experience, to be heard and to be valued, and it acknowledges the power of narrative to change the way care is given and received." Rita Charon and her colleagues at Columbia University are credited with the development of Narrative Medicine.
—https://sps.columbia.edu/narrative-medicine (Accessed on 4/8/2019)