J Korean Diabetes.  2015 Dec;16(4):287-292. 10.4093/jkd.2015.16.4.287.

Narrative Therapy for Diabetic Patients

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Social Work, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. mihyun.koo@samsung.com

Abstract

Diabetic patients undergo psychosocial difficulties, including anger, because of their chronic disease, anxiousness of complications, and stress resulting from the need for self-management. These difficulties often lead to depression and other negative emotions. Thus, management of these emotions is needed. Narrative therapy can help patients discover their identity, including their own capabilities, values, and hopes. Through the process of narrative therapy, which includes externalization conversation, reauthoring conversation, re-membering conversation and definition ceremony, diabetic patients can achieve emotional stability. Furthermore, it can be helpful in blood sugar management.

Keyword

Diabetic patient; Narrative therapy; Psychosocial factor

MeSH Terms

Anger
Blood Glucose
Chronic Disease
Depression
Hope
Humans
Narrative Therapy*
Psychology
Self Care
Blood Glucose
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