The purpose of this essay is to present the meaning of patographies, i. e. individually conceived narratives about suffering or sickness made available to wider audiences in a written format, shared within the public spheres of western societies. Patographies underlie a phenomenon that not only contributes to an increase in health literacy among their readers. First and foremost, „admitting” to one’s illness enables people hitherto stigmatized to reintegrate into their local communities, to become an expert in the fields of recovery and living in remission, and – by openly sharing their opinions about the healing process and the effectiveness of public institutions they had dealings with in its course – to exert influence over physicians, politicians and other public officials, thus bringing about changes in the field of medicine and public health.
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