Social work

experience and methods

Narrative perspective in social work with patients suffering from chronic mental illnesses


In this article it is described narrative, narrative interpretation, narrative as social work method, it is also analyzed chronic mental illness narratives. Persons having contacts with social workers in social services create narratives presenting actual and important aspects of their situations. Every individual life-story is transformed into social workers case-presentation. In this article it is presented and analyzed the narrative, taken out of the reality of the women having chronic mental illness. This narrative signifies that the treatment of chronic mental illness can be understood as the man’s life problems solving. There are viewed different social work and medicine problems’ approaches and their solving strategies.


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