Doctors' narratives in Balint groups

Stanley Rabin, Benjamin Maoz, Gerda Elata-Alster

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There is a limited place today for narratives in traditional medicine. However, the Balint group is a legitimate forum providing doctors to unconditionally engage in discussing patients' stories within a secure and safe environment. This paper examines the importance of doctors' narratives in Balint groups and describes how insightful listening may help them move from a mainly biomedical mode to a narrative one, in order to change and repair their patients' and their own personal narratives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-125
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Medical Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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