“I have been wondering about the benefits that the use of more intelligible and realistic language, instead of jargon, could have for patients and doctors alike. In that respect, meeting Anna Wierzbicka, a Professor of Linguistics, and the founder of the Natural Semantic Metalanguage approach (together with Cliff Goddard), was an eye opener for me.”

Maria Giulia Marini is Health Care Director, Professor at Hunimed University, and founder of Medicina Narrativa. You can read her full essay on the promise and potential of a universal metalanguage for narrative medicine here.


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