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Healing Places free pdf Is there healing beyond the walls of a modern hospital? Wil Gesler examines how different environments affect physical, mental, spiritual, social and emotional components of healing. He argues that because place and healing are inextricably linked, much more attention should be paid to this fascinating and important correlation. Synthesizing concepts from health geography, environmental psychology, medical anthropology and medical sociology, Gesler's analysis is relevant to many fields. The book describes 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 compares these places to the modern hospital, advocating that health care should go well beyond biomedical solutions to modern health care problems.

About Wilbert M. Gesler

Wilbert M. Gesler is Professor of Geography at the University of North Carolina.

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Author : Wilbert M. Gesler
Publisher : Rowman
Data Published : 01 May 2003
ISBN : 0742519554
EAN : 9780742519558
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 144 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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