Article: Narrative competence in caring encounters with persons with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities

If part of being a person is our ‘story’, what about people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities who don’t have language? This article by Anita Gjermestad includes 2 profound examples of how healthcare professionals became better able to understand their patients; Kate Sanders remarked: it ‘exemplifies person-centredness’. Daniel Marsden commented ‘I was struck by the enthusiasm to engage staff in actively listening to this traditionally disenfranchised group of people. The practice in this regard has many implications across the world and in particular in the context of the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities.’

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