Klay Lamprell and Jeffrey Braithwaite use one of my favorite words when talking about stories: “structure”. Writing in Medical Humanities, the authors discuss two complimentary ways to help patients express their own story. The first is a structural approach, and the second is more character-driven.
The purpose of the article is to bring these techniques to light. The authors do briefly discuss what makes these stories powerful, though. Stories can be longitudinal: they reach
experiences across silos of care over periods of time.