A narrative analysis of patient biographies elicited in the hospital setting

Research has shown that biographical approaches in patient care may play a significant role in promoting person-centered care. Soliciting patients' biographies can improve outcomes, challenge ageist and ableist attitudes and assumptions, increase providers' empathy, deepen relationships between patients and providers, and help care team members take greater satisfaction from their roles. However, the question has remained open about the specific ways the content and form of patient biographies reveal dimensions of person-centered care that are currently poorly understood. 



Marta Fadda

Alessandra Cristaudi

Pietro Majno-Hurst


Samia Hurst-Majno

Martha Montello