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Using Stories to Teach

Suggested Reading List

  • Bergman, P. (1999), “Storytelling as a teaching tool”, Clinical Excellence in Nursing Practice, Vol. 3 No.3, pp.154-7.
  • Davidhizar, R., Lonser, G. (2003), “Storytelling as a teaching technique”, Nurse Educator, Vol. 28 No.5, pp.217-21.
  • Duffin, W. (1995), “Evoking the moral imagination: using stories to teach ethics and professionalism to nursing, medical and law students”, Journal of Medical Humanities, Vol. 16 No.4, pp.247-63.
  • Fairbairn, G. (2002), “Ethics, empathy and storytelling in professional development”, Learning in Health and Social Care, Vol. 1
    No.1, pp.22-32.
  • Milton, C. (2004), “Stories: implications for nursing ethics and respect for another”, Nursing Science Quarterly, Vol. 17 No.3,
    pp.208-11.
  • Sorrell, J.M. (2000), “Stories in the nursing classroom: writing and learning through stories”, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Vol.
    22 No.3, pp.600-9.


2 Responses to “Using Stories to Teach”

  1. Fran London says:

    Amy, I just found results of a randomized trial that concluded, "The storytelling intervention produced substantial and significant improvements in blood pressure for patients with baseline uncontrolled hypertension." Storytelling is an effective medical intervention.

    Houston, T. K., Allison, J. J., Sussman, M., Horn, W., Holt, C. L., Trobaugh, J., et al. (2011). Culturally appropriate storytelling to improve blood pressure: a randomized trial. [Randomized Controlled Trial
    Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.]. Annals of Internal Medicine, 154(2), 77-84.

  2. Wow… who knew? I will get that article and give it a read, Fran. Thank you!

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