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Recovery/Restitution - erm, not yet

Old Person Whisperer explains: I use comics as a tool for reflection, to think about my practice and try to make sense of it. Arthur Frank’s book “The Wounded Storyteller” is about types of different illness narrative. One of these is Recovery/Restitution. You know the story- you have a terrible illness, you are very unwell but you learn from this, and as your recover you realise you are a better person because of it. I was attempting to apply this narrative to my years as a medical registrar when I realised, if I was honest with myself, it wasn’t true.

 

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