Healing Places / Edition 144

Healing Places / Edition 144

by Wilbert M. Gesler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742519554

ISBN-13: 9780742519558

Pub. Date: 03/28/2003

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Is there healing beyond the walls of a modern hospital? Healing Places looks at how different environments affect our physical, mental, spiritual, social, and emotional healing. It sets out four dimensions found in healing environments—natural, built, symbolic, and social—and applies these ideas to three places that achieved a lasting reputation for

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Overview

Is there healing beyond the walls of a modern hospital? Healing Places looks at how different environments affect our physical, mental, spiritual, social, and emotional healing. It sets out four dimensions found in healing environments—natural, built, symbolic, and social—and applies these ideas to three places that achieved a lasting reputation for healing: Epidauros in Greece, Bath in England, and Lourdes in France. Gesler's engaging and innovative approach draws from a variety of fields, from geography and environmental psychology to medicine, sociology, and anthropology. Comparing these healing places to today's hospital, Gesler shows that place and healing are inextricably linked and advocates that health care should go well beyond biomedical solutions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742519558
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Epidauros: Asclepius and Dream Healing Chapter 3 Bath: Healing Mineral Springs Chapter 4 Lourdes: Healing Pilgrimages Chapter 5 Therapeutic Hospital Environments Chapter 6 Conclusion

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