July 27, 2012
Dr. Allison told reporters about the concept of storytelling in medicine, which involves having patients inspire others with their own health success stories. Storytelling concepts will be woven throughout the CHEIR projects.
“They need to trust their doctors, and trust is low in under-educated populations because of past history,” Allison told the Telegram. “By storytelling, you put yourself in their world. If there is a problem in the community, the solution is in the community.”
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