Global Healing and the emergence of care literature
In Global Healing: Literature, Advocacy, Care, Professor Karen Laura Thornber of Harvard University combines comparative literature, world literature and medical humanities to analyzes how narratives from global communities engage with a broad variety of diseases and other serious health conditions. The book advocates for empathic, compassionate, and respectful care that facilitates healing and enables wellbeing.
The three parts of this book discuss writings from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania that implore societies to shatter the devastating social stigmas which prevent billions from accessing effective care; to increase the availability of quality person-focused healthcare; and to prioritize partnerships that facilitate healing and enable well-being for both patients and loved ones.
And good news is, the publisher, Brill, has made the book free and downloadable in PDF form.