February 21, 2020

The Routledge Companion to Health Humanities

In this volume, a global range of authors explore the history, current state, and future of the health humanities, in particular how its vision of the arts and humanities:

Promotes creative public health.
Opens new routes to health and well-being.
Informs and drives better health care.
Interrogates relationships between ill health and social equality.
Develops humanist theory in relation to health and social care practice.
Foregrounds cultural difference as a resource for positive change in society.
Tests the humanity of an increasingly globalized health-care system.
Looks to overcome structural and process obstacles to cross-disciplinary ventures.
Champions co-construction, co-design, and mutuality in solving health and well-being challenges.
Showcases less familiar, prominent, or celebrated creative practices.
Includes multiple perspectives on the value and health benefits of the arts and humanities not limited to or dominated by medicine.

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