The central characteristics of narrative in illness experience are that it enables us to express different events of life and to understand their meaning. It can illustrate and reflect illness experience in day-to-day life. Moreover, such narratives allow others to make suggestions and propose new explanations and recommendations. For example: asking a demoralized patient to start narrating a new story of their life (Groark 2017).
The purpose of the illness narrative is to serve as a process of understanding the illness experience of patients. In other words, it serves as an area for representing, exploring and understanding illness experience (Groark 2017).
Narrative seems to have a special role in the illness experience as it is considered