Author: Karen Thornber
From the publisher:
In Global Healing: Literature, Advocacy, Care, Karen Laura Thornber analyzes how narratives from diverse communities globally engage with a broad variety of diseases and other serious health conditions and advocate 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 wellbeing for both patients and loved ones.
Thornber’s Global Healing remaps the contours of comparative literature, world literature, the medical humanities, and the health humanities.
Watch a video interview with Thornber by the Mahindra Humanities Center, part of their conversations on Covid-19.
Read an interview with Thornber on Brill's Humanities Matter blog.