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When healers need healing: a narrative reflection on a personal experience of injury, treatment and rehabilitation

Mohammed Abou-Saleh


This narrative account of a personal experience of care from a health professional describes and reflects on this experience. The experience was revealing as it provides a lived journey of care with the good, the bad and the ugly of what occurs in a person’s life in body, mind and spirit whilst receiving care. The article ends with some discussion points on the value of learning by experience by health professionals so they become more effective, empathic, humble, compassionate and humane, endorsing the core values of person-centred medicine.


Clinical communication, healers, healing, narrative medicine, person-centered medicine, rehabilitation

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