Can stories help readers connect with the research on a different level?
Hi Jo! so glad to see MyCuppaJo again, and this paper that you've produced. I think you are right on target with your assessment that stories matter. They matter because they tie the data to lived experience, which as you've noted is the whole point of medical research in the first place. Our western, male-centric tradition hasn't appreciated the value of story. Perhaps that is changing. Thank you for your commitment to this important work!
Congrats on the paper - I loved it and will put it into the curriculum at Uni Bergen where I have been teaching noe for almost 17 years 🤗 I am SOOO glad you have taken up your writing regarding pain - not primarily because you indulge us readers with your expertise and wisdom but because it makes sense to you and your mission of bringing forward knowledge about pain, suffering and an ecological understanding of health that is very needed. I really think you hit the nail on the head with what we call evidence and I really agree with how you frame this Joletta 🙌😀. Thank you so much again for your wisdom and I wish you a merry xmas. Best, Kjartan