Part 2 carefully examines the place of narrative in four situations originally identified in the work of Rita Charon – patient and practitioner, practitioner and self, practitioner and colleagues, and practitioner and community. In each situation the power and utility of story to better understand who one is and what is transacted in complex encounters are examined and illustrated. In Chapter 4, two of these situations are framed within the core notion of caring for patients and for oneself. Chapter 5 examines the two more macro situations and frames them within the broader social organization of colleagues and communities.90