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Table 1 Participants’ perceptions about narrative medicine (n = 116)

From: Impact of a narrative medicine programme on healthcare providers’ empathy scores over time

Item Very agree and agree (n,%) Neutral (n,%) Very disagree and disagree (n,%)
NM is helpful for reflection 106 (91.4%) 8 (6.9%) 2 (1.7%)
NM is helpful for in enhancing empathy 105 (90.5%) 9 (7.8%) 2 (1.7%)
NM is helpful for patient-doctor relationships 98 (84.5%) 15 (12.9%) 3 (2.6%)
I will tell my coworkers about the concept of NM 98 (84.5%) 15 (12.9%) 3 (2.6%)
I have a good overall impression on NM 97 (83.6%) 17 (14.7%) 2 (1.7%)
I am interested in NM 96 (82.7%) 17 (14.7%) 3 (2.6%)
NM relieves my grief during medical care 96 (82.7%) 15 (12.9%) 5 (4.3%)
NM is essential for medical care 94 (81.0%) 19 (16.4%) 3 (2.6%)
I will continue with my narrative writing 86 (74.1%) 27 (23.3%) 3 (2.6%)
NM relieves my pressure during medical care 77 (66.4%) 26 (22.4%) 13 (11.2%)
  1. NM Narrative medicine