Arthur W. Frank: Interview by the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology EQUIPP Students, November 16, 2005

  • Lynn P. Eldershaw
  • Maria Mayan
  • Anne Winkler


Arthur W. Frank is author of an illness memoir, At the Will of the Body (1991, new edition 2002); a study of illness narratives, The Wounded Storyteller: Body, Illness, and Ethics (1995); and an argument for the possibility of actual dialogue in health care, The Renewal of Generosity: Illness, Medicine, and How to Live (2004). He is currently writing a book about how stories make experience possible and make life social. His longer term research involves changes in the narrative resources that shape illness experience. Dr. Frank is an elected fellow of The Hastings Center, a preeminent bioethics center, and an elected fellow of The Royal Society of Canada. He is professor of sociology at the University of Calgary and lectures internationally.