EWMA 2020: The Narrative Medicine Approach to Wound Management


The objective of this session is to introduce the narrative medicine approach and to demonstrate different possible implementations of storytelling as a tool in clinical management, research and advocacy in chronic wound management from the perspective of patient-centred care.


The patient’s experience as the hero’s journey - Storytelling as part of the therapy

Joseph Sobol, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., United Kingdom

Director, George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling, University of South Wales

Patients’ storytelling as a data source, the West Virginia experience 

Samantha Minc, Dr., MD

West Virginia University Hospitals

Narration of Woundcare: The importance of context, perspective and target

Aurora Piaggesi, Storyteller, Italy

Artistic Director, Living With Chronic Wounds