Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Illness Narrative Typologies

Many of my students are struggling at the moment to develop higher order coding in narrative inquiry research, particularly looking to understand typologies of narratives..I highly recommend France et al. (2013), just out in Qualitative Health Research http://qhr.sagepub.com/content/23/12/1649.abstract which provides a great lead to Frank's typologies of illness narratives..

Fallot (2001), points out, however, that Frank's typologies were constructed for chronic illness, rather than mental illness and that most recovery stories are in fact focused on the Quest types, rather than the Chaos or Restitution types.

These 2 papers provide good leads..

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