Listening to patients’ life narratives has a been demonstrated to have a significant impact on indices associated with stress and the ability to cope with life threatening illnesses or procedures. In our research we have been able to demonstrate that individuals telling stories about coping with previous adversity are more likely to develop self-efficacy when coping with a current health challenge.
A Program That Requires Little Time from Frontline Staff
LivingStories depends on skilled volunteers who are trained to be narrative interviewers. Benefits of the program include:
Expect Improvements in Patient Satisfaction
Hospitals can anticipate that LivingStories will have the collateral benefit of improving the hospital’s HCAHPS scores, an important goal in the race to maximize reimbursements. In addition, LivingStories provides your hospital a distinctive edge in a competitive marketplace.
Simple to Implement