Narrative Medicine Faculty Coauthor Book

Faculty of the Master of Science in Narrative Medicine program at Columbia University have coauthored The Principles and Practice of Narrative Medicine, which Oxford University Press will publish on November 4.

The seminal book articulates the ideas, methods, and practices of narrative medicine and provides the authoritative starting place for clinicians or scholars committed to learning about and eventually teaching or practicing narrative medicine. The book is positioned as an important resource, not only for those in the medical field, but also for anyone interested in the future of healthcare. It brings together the theoretical constructs behind this new healthcare discipline as well as practical knowledge culled from over a decade of education, research, workshops and collaborative thinking that has crystallized the goals and methods of narrative medicine, leading to increasingly powerful means to improve the care that patients receive.

Contributors to the book are Narrative Medicine program director and faculty Craig Irvine; Narrative Medicine faculty Rita Charon, Sayantani DasGupta, Nellie Hermann, Edgar Rivera Colón, Danielle Spencer, and Maura Spiegel; and Eric R. Marcus, Director of the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research.

Learn more about Columbia’s Narrative medicine program.