Where research meets real life

by Janet Gilbert Journals Direct Response and Renewals Senior Coordinator How many of us have been sought out by a colleague, friend, or child making a difficult decision or processing a challenging event, and jumped in immediately with our own experience, advice, and judgment? Simple, silent listening is extremely difficult, but crucial to understanding and effective leadership--in families and organizations alike. So it’s with particular pride that we are able to publish the only academic journal in bioethics that includes first-person narratives, enhancing research in a wide variety of areas: from psychiatric hospitalization to organ transplantation to autism spectrum disorders.  Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics: A Journal of Qualitative Research is truly where research meets real life. In a recent interview, editors James DuBois and Ana Iltis discuss the importance of hearing authentic human voices in shaping public policy. Have a listen.

In Other Words: Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics

Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics: A Journal of Qualitative Research editors James Dubois and Ana Iltis discuss the journal's mission through the example of a recent issue on living organ donation. The collection of stories represent the experiences of liver and kidney donors; donors whose organ was successfully and unsuccessfully transplanted into a recipient; related and unrelated donors; and donors who had overwhelmingly positive experiences, mixed experiences, and negative experiences.

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