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    DescriptionThis anthology brings together the personal stories of patients, physicians, policy makers, and others whose writings humanize discussions and deliberations about health policy. Drawn from the popular "Narrative Matters" column in the journal Health Affairs, the essays epitomize the policy narrative, a new genre of writing that explores health policy through the expression of personal experiences. Forty-six articles focus on such topics as the hard financial realities of medical insurance, AIDS, assisted suicide, marketing drugs, genetic engineering, organ transplants, and ethnic and racial disparities in the health care system. The narratives raise ethical and moral issues that are being studied in many of our nation's medical schools. This compelling collection provides important insight into the human dimensions of health care and health policy.

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    Narrative Matters
    The Power of the Personal Essay in Health Policy
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Fitzhugh Mullan, Edited by Ellen Ficklen, Edited by Kyna Rubin, Foreword by Abraham Verghese
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    ISBN 13: 9780801884795
    ISBN 10: 0801884799

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    Publication date
    10 October 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore, MD
    Author Information
    Fitzhugh Mullan, M.D., is Murdock Head Professor of Medicine and Health Policy and professor of pediatrics at the George Washington University and editor of the "Narrative Matters" section in Health Affairs. Ellen Ficklen is a senior editor at Health Affairs and co-editor of "Narrative Matters." Kyna Rubin is an independent writer and the former co-editor of "Narrative Matters."
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    This compilation is unique... because of its strong relevance to today's health policy... These narratives matter. -- Galit M. Sacajiu JAMA 2007 Very helpful... An essential library volume. -- Karen Jaynes Williams Journal of Immigrant Minority Health 2008 This volume is relevant to researchers, clinicians, and health care policy makers, and I recommend it highly. -- Scott A. Strassels American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy 2009