Healing Places / Edition 144by Wilbert M. Gesler
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 environmentsnatural, built, symbolic, and socialand 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.
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 6.16(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.66(d)
Table of Contents
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews