Tiziana Pedone

interventi ed esperienze. la narrazione autobiografica nelle malattie croniche

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  • The article shows the effectiveness of autobiographical method in health and social care
  • particularly in educational programs aimed at people with chronic illnesses.It describes two projects in which the autobiographical narrative was proposed in self-help groups
  • particularly patients with diabetes
  • who in laboratories have experienced comparison
  • exchange and listening in absolute freedom and reciprocity
  • supervised by a tutor
  • i.e. a specialist in autobiographical methodologies. From both experiences qualitative rather than scientific quantitative markers were obtained
  • which help realize
  • by both patients and operators
  • a recovery of the sense and awareness in the process of adaptation to chronic illness
  • through the re-visitation of their past experiences in a collective dimension
  • where there is strong recognition
  • transformation and knowledge. The writing of oneself was also a valuable tool to health professionals. It can provide knowledge not conveyed through conventional channels and positively affects the relationship with the patient in the process of building a "good history of disease"


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