The Critical Health Humanities Seminar at the Mahindra Humanities Center
presents a discussion of a new book by
Professor Karen Thornber
Global Healing: Literature, Advocacy, Care
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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 book discusses 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.
Co-chairs: Sari Altschuler, Amy Boesky, and David Jones