Using narratives in assessments of older people

Hafford-Letchfield, Trish ORCID: (2015) Using narratives in assessments of older people. Community Care . ISSN 0307-5508

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Narrative is a story that has characters, episodes, imagery, a setting, plots, themes and often follows the traditional model of a story with a beginning, middle and end. This guide looks at how using narratives can improve assessments of older people; the differences and similarities with lifestory work; the limitations: and the role of narratives in improving outcomes.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Older people, narrative, social inclusion, safeguarding, storytelling, social work
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Mental Health, Social Work and Interprofessional Learning
Item ID: 14317
Notes on copyright: Accepted manuscript made available with permission of Community Care Inform. The final published version is available from:
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Depositing User: Trish Hafford-Letchfield
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2015 15:03
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2019 09:03

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