Practicing narrative medicine to provide individualized care


Karen Fine, DVM, explains why she thinks the narrative medicine approach can improve the human-animal bond and doctor-client relationship

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Author and veterinarian, Karen Fine, DVM, discusses her work on narrative medicine and her memoirs. She and Adam Christman, DVM, MBA, share their experiences with providing personalized and individualized care.

Below is a partial transcript. Listen to the full podcast for more.

Karen Fine, DVM: Narrative medicine is a way to make medicine more personal sort of the way it used to be when we did go into people's homes, or as a practitioner, you knew community members really well. And now it's just more personalized, and this kind of takes it down to the individual instead of more generic medicine. It's not just a cat with diabetes, it's this cat with diabetes, and this client and their relationship, and how can you work with them in particular.

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