McDonald, P.

Clinical realism: a new literary genre and a potential tool for encouraging empathy in medical students


Reference Type:
Journal Article
Journal:
BMC Medical Education
Volume:
15
:
1
Page:
112
Year:
2015
Notes/Description:
In the article, author McDonald defines clinical realism as "Fictional writing where health problems are systematically represented, not as a metaphor, not as a plot point, and not as the central topic of the writing, but as a part of a character's personal identity and day-to-day experience."
Keywords:
Empathy
Medical Students
Education, Medical, Undergraduate
Imagination
Narration
Writing