New Book by Professor Karen Thornber: Global Healing: Literature, Advocacy, Care

April 2, 2020
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Karen Thornber's new book Global Healing: Literature, Advocacy, Care analyzes how narratives from diverse communities globally and in languages from Afrikaans to Yiddish engage with a broad range 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 Global Healing 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.

Given the timeliness of the topic, Brill is making Global Healing available for free download.

Global Healing Book Cover