Body & Soul : Narratives of Healing from Ars Medica, Paperback / softback Book

Body & Soul : Narratives of Healing from Ars Medica Paperback / softback

Edited by Allison Crawford, Rex Kay, Allan D. Peterkin, Robin Roger, Ronald Ruskin


Illness affects us all; we are called on to support and care for loved ones who face health challenges, and in turn, we encounter our own physical and emotional frailties when our health declines.

Body & Soul features inspiring and award-winning fiction, essays, memoirs, poetry, photography, and visual art on the universal themes of wellness, treatment, and healing. Told from the points of view of patients, practitioners, caregivers, families, and friends, Body & Soul provides a powerful literary perspective on how we are challenged, bewildered, changed, and uplifted by our encounters with change, illness, and disease.

Readers will appreciate the richness, depth, and diversity of these healing stories and will become motivated to generate and share their own transformative narratives. Together with the online discussion guide (providing questions relating to selected pieces in the anthology), Body & Soul is an ideal text for courses and support groups as well as individual reflection.

Students and practitioners from all clinical disciplines and scholars in the humanities and social sciences will find this text invaluable.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 336 pages, 18 illustrations
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
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  • Category: Sociology
  • ISBN: 9781442612907



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