Trisha Paul. What are Illness Narratives?. “Expressions of the experience of being ill” Can take many forms (art, film, dance, etc.) Can be told from a variety of perspectives (Health professionals, loved ones, etc.). Literary Illness Narratives about Cancer. The Idea.
(Health professionals, loved ones, etc.)
“Sometimes I feel like this experience will never end. But I know it will. Having my friends makes me want to keep on going. Friends are forever.”
“A picture that shows my mind when it is confused.”
“This is how I feel about what has happened to me.”
1. How does this activity make you feel?
2. Does writing make you feel better? Why?
3. Which form did you prefer?
4. Why did you prefer this method?