Why stories or narrative?
Why did we use a narrative approach to resource development?
Story telling has been recognised as a valuable and valued part of human relations. It enables us communicate meaning and connectedness with the wider social world. This is why we have chosen a creative approach to the development of our resource.
For professionals as Professor Paul Crawford and colleagues (2015) have described:
Hearing - not only listening for the particular details needed to formulate a care plan, assess risk or reach a diagnosis, but hearing the broader narrative - a person's own accounting of their illness and the life around it is a vital element of effective, ethical and humane healthcare generally (p.53 ) Crawford, P., Brown, B., Baker, C., Tischler, V. (2015) Health Humanities Palgarve Macmillan.