Clinical Study

Reflective Writing In Service Of Patients: The Narrative Medicine Experience Of Categorical Internal Medicine Residents At The University Of Cincinnati Medical Center

Posted Date: Oct 3, 2019

  • Investigator: Zeyu Xu
  • Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Psychiatry/Psychology
  • Type of Study: Observational/Survey

Narrative medicine refers to the practice of medicine imbued with the narrative competence to recognize, absorb, interpret, and honor the stories of self and other. Evidence from the literature shows that narrative medicine deepens empathy and enhances the capacity to collaborate and be patient-centered through reflective writing. To our knowledge, no study has evaluated the effect of such interventions on process or outcome measures. This study investigates the effect of reflective writing on empathy scores of categorical internal medicine residents enrolled in their year-long ambulatory experience and on process and outcome measures of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and preventive care of their respective patients at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.




Narrative, Reflection, Empathy

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Zeyu Xu